If you ask around, most people will tell you that they desire to be winners. But their actions dictate that they really want to be spectators.
When you set out to win you always run the risk of losing. People are inherently programmed from the day we are born to avoid risk.
Don’t crawl to the edge of the couch or touch the stove. Don’t run to fast or climb to high. It’s dangerous.
I saw a commercial recently with the following quote: “I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot… and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life.” - Michael Jordan
I think most people choose to be spectators because it is safe.
It may be true that sitting on the sidelines does not have appear to have any risk.
This is an illusion. Spectators risk dying without knowing what may have been. Who they may have married, if they could have written a book or learned another language. They risk wasting their lives watching others go through the ups and downs of life. Playing it safe.
There is nothing to be gained by being a spectator.
Playing down on the field has tremendous risk.
You can get hurt in the game.
You can lose in front of everyone, have your ego bruised, reputation scaved and get a serious case of the yips.
You risk being a loser. For there to be winners there must be losers.
Losers must exist for winning to be valuable. I will not buy into a system where all players are rewarded just for participation.
Lately I’ve noticed a trend in youth sports that I find appalling. I’ve heard it argued that it is unfair that some players don’t receive trophies.
Well, nobody said life was fair. Losers must buck up, keep a stiff upper lip and live to fight another day. If you want a trophy, earn one.
It’s ok to be a loser. Hey, at least you’re not a spectator.
The only thing worse than being a loser is being a spectator.
Sure the spoils only go to the victor.
But, the spectator never even gave themselves a chance.
- leeegstrom posted this