In order to win, you have to be willing to join the game.
Too many people act like spectators up in the stands. They have opinions about how the game should be played and they comment and criticise those in the game, but they have never set foot on the playing field.
To really progress in this game called life, you have to get in the game. When you are actually on the field, that is when you can see the lay of the land and determine what your next move should be. This is where genuine execution brings clarity. You figure out your next move only when you are in the game, not watching from the stands.
Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States. In 1910, he delivered a speech called ‘Man in the Arena’. Below is a snippet which may completely change your thinking:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
What are the internal processes which lead and support all of your outward actions and thoughts?
Has your game become a battleground or a playground?