Have you ever wondered that it is usually a small number of people that make impacts compared to the vast majority? In games, there are the players and then the spectators. Some people will be on the stage while the majority will sit and watch. Each person has an opportunity to choose which side they will be on. The truth is that we cannot all be players, neither can we all be spectators. Some must play for others to watch. One more thing: the number of watchers is usually much larger compared to the number of players. In fact, solo singers, boxers, magicians, and orators depict that idea very much.
While thinking about that fact, I concluded that life is also a game. Some make things happen while others watch. In a team of workers, there will be the performers and those who just mark time. Some people will blaze the trail while others trail the blaze. There are those who make significant contributions while others watch them as they thrive in their endeavour. Meanwhile, the choice of which side anyone would be on is for the individual to decide. Everyone chooses where and how they will participate in the game of life. We are constantly facing the decision to either be the performer or the spectator.
You and I may not be the star actor in every area of life. However, we possess the ability to become key contributors in our own areas of niche or talent. We cannot afford to become onlookers in the areas where we are naturally inclined to perform. Here is the key point. Every one of us must ask ourselves what we are doing wherever we are. It goes like this: what am I doing here? Answering that question is important to determine if we are the player or the spectator. In all your endeavours, strive to be the performer, the superstar, in the area where you are strong. Everyone has an area of strength. Check where you are now. What are you doing there?
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A quote to remember
Life is not a spectator sport. If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're wasting your life. – Jackie Robinson
Until another time,
Dele Ola, Award-Winning Author of Be A Change Agent
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