"Decide. From this point, your strategy is to make everyone else get down on your level; you’re not going down to theirs. You’re not competing with anyone else, ever again. They’re going to have to compete with you. From now on, the end is all that matters."
This is my rendition of the incredible speech given by Theodore Roosevelt, originally called “ an in the Arena”. His speech is called Man in the Arena, and it inspired the poem you just heard, called Athlete in Competition. Let it be a call to greatness for you, reminding you that haters will never stop talking, so give them something to talk about while you experience life in the extremes, knowing the thrilling excitement of victory and the devastating blow of defeat.