Going to the movie theater is always a fun experience. It’s fun to sit there, over a bowl of yummy popcorn and a drink of your choice. We watch the actors that we love, and we rave about their movies in their various genres. These actors have spent the bulk of their time honing their craft. For this reason, as spectators, we support their craft and enjoy the product of their talents at work. There are also times that we watch some actors or actresses, but we do not enjoy the product of their craft due to a bad performance.
Life is also the same. You can either be an actor or a spectator. Actors are those who have taken the bold steps of achieving great feats as they pursue their sundry dreams and aspirations. My take on life is that we all become actors and accomplish great things. However, this is a matter of choice and drive. Not everyone becomes a principal actor on the stage of life. Some people are just satisfied being spectators, gliding through life cheering or jeering on the influential actors of life. In life, not all spectators are applauding you or chanting your praise to achieve all that you can become. Some spectators are jeering at you with disdain. Some are secretly wishing that you fail so that they can laugh at your failure with pleasure and disdain. According to Kelechi’s video, “some spectators are there to catch the very details of your failure.”
“Don’t be a spectator in the arena of life. Become an actor and live out the best dreams of your potential possibilities.”
The cheers that we get from spectators are very encouraging. However, as we see, not all spectators are there to cheer you on for good. Some are there to jeer at you out of jealousy and envy. Should you encounter the later, you cannot live your life waiting for these kinds of spectators to change their perceptions and perspectives and start cheering you on as you accomplish your life feats. In such circumstances, you need to be a cheerleader for yourself. As an actor on the stage of life, you must develop a thick skin to weather the storms and challenges that you face. Be resolute as you put your ideas to work. Let the scorn of jeering spectators be the fuel that supplies the energy to surge on forward.
If the former is your lot, keep those positive spectators around you to keep nudging you forward. Let their cheers be the fuel that spurs you forward towards achieving greater things. Do not be discouraged when spectators have an unenthusiastic opinion of you. What matters always is your will to keep moving forward as you attain the lofty goals and ambitions of life. Finally, do not let people’s idea of who you should be, frame whom you become. If you already an actor, never give up—keep acting and rising in your craft. If you are a spectator, I encourage you to aspire to become an actor and beginning honing your distinguishing potentials. If you chose to remain a spectator in life, then be positive rather than a negative one.