“Don’t be a spectator. Be a participator. Change your perspective.” — Victoria Osteen
Don’t miss your opportunity to live the fullness of life because you view yourself as a spectator.
It’s great to be a spectator at a live concert or sports event as the roar of the crowd that is cheering on its favorite artist or team is incredibly invigorating and electrifying.
However, being a spectator in life is so different and it is not who you really are at the core.
Yes, believe that you can live your life without playing it safe and living only as a spectator.
So get rid of those naysayers in your life that believe that you are a spectator of life.
These people are everywhere.
They are piranhas in your midst.
They love to kill your dream, your goal, or your aspiration.
Most of all they absolutely love to enable you.
These people show up as you’re so called friends, parents, associates, acquaintances, relatives etc.
In addition, they might be well intentioned, however in the long run they prevent you from growing intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, physically, and financially.
Depending on circumstances, they might show up as enablers or co-dependents.
Regardless of the term that is used, these people prevent you from growing towards your potential in this lifetime.
Basically, they are well-intentioned and wonderful human beings however they believe that their mission in life is to enable or to be a co-dependent to you.
Do not get sucked into this scenario.
If you do, you will never leave your comfort zone or this play it safe syndrome.
Les Brown described this perfectly, “Imagine if you will being on your death bed — And standing around your bed — the ghosts of the ideas, the dreams, the abilities, the talents given to you by life. And that you for whatever reason, you never acted on those ideas, you never pursued that dream, you never used those talents, we never saw your leadership, you never used your voice, you never wrote that book. And there they are standing around your bed looking at you with large angry eyes saying we came to you, and only you could have given us life! Now we must die with you forever. The question is — if you die today what ideas, what dreams, what abilities, what talents, what gifts, would die with you?“
These enablers and co-dependents walk around with their own personalized dictionary filled with a myriad of excuses.
When they need one, they simply pluck it out of their resource and provide it to any one on their play it safe, spectator list.
Be a participant for yourself, your family, your loved ones, your community, and the greater global community.
Make a difference as they need you now.
Coach Franco Cianflone
1 ON 1 COACHING
Mental Toughness For Life