All the world’s a stage and all men and women merely players. People grow, people die. Scripts of lives are being written everyday. Some play major roles, others play extras. Some forget their scripts on stage while others get booed off the stage. Either ways we have the opportunity of being on the stage. It is sad how many never realize they are standing on the stage the whole time. The attention is for the spotlight instead of the script at hand. We neglect the fact that the spotlight finds you if you play your part right.
In the defense of many of us, we were not born on the right side of the equator. “We have a corrupt government.” But answer me this question…is your country more corrupt than Nigeria? Yet still Dangote made it. Many of the problems we face today are as a result of inaction. We see the evil, hear the evil but we don’t do anything about the evil. At best we discuss them with flamboyant descriptions and verbose commitments.
The evil is your situation, your substandard living and your mediocrity. Simply because you were born in it doesn’t mean you should stay in it. Instead, we find solace in the misery of inaction and slowly perish just like the frog in the boiling water simply because we adapt to feel okay in our worsening states.
The Good Book says in Eccl 9:11 that, “the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happens to them all.” No matter your skill set, wisdom, strength or even million dollar ideas if you don’t act them out they will just be like myth. Only difference is that myths inspire million dollar movies and franchises whereas yours will inspire …ermmm……let’s end at what myths inspire million dollar dollar ideas and franchises.
The world has enough dreamers. To be frank we have stopped giving a hoot about dreamers. At the end of the day, the ones who get the praises and the admiration are the dreamers who woke up, had breakfast and put their dreams to work. Sometimes they did it without breakfast. But the point is, get off your behind and get some work done right now. Not tomorrow, not after your next paycheck, not after the episode of Game of Thrones ( gosh I love Game of Thrones) but now. What if the director yells cut before you are “ready” to read script? Your script will simply be passed on to the next ready actor and the show goes on because the show must go on.
The world needs Intelligent Fanatics. People who have a clear vision of what they want to achieve, how to achieve it, the zeal and energy to achieve it and a ton of integrity to achieve their goals (Heaven knows we lack integrity these days in our world). Now multiply all these qualities with EXECUTION and you would have created a superhuman; a human who does what the average human won’t do even if they can do.
Intelligent Fanatic = (Long-Term Vision + Focus + Energy + Integrity + Intelligence) x Execution
I’m a player because I choose to play my part in this production and not hearts!