Why aren’t you doing the things you want to do?
Right here, right now what’s stopping you?
Who or what is standing in your way?
How much of your path is blocked by obstacles
And how much of it is blocked by your own reluctance?
Being a participant is a choice, a posture;
Its moving forward as best as you can ,
with what you have at your disposal.
In this instant.
And being on the lookout for more.
Being a spectator is also a choice,
Its coming to the game with the expectation
Of being entertained,
Waiting for someone else’s contribution.
There are limits to the blame we can lay
On the circumstances that hinder us,
Because it is all too easy to use the challenges we face
As a mask for our own inertia.
Some of the side effects of waiting for change
Are being blind to see the line where your own race begins
And being deaf to the sound of opportunity.
If you hold on to your excuses tightly enough, with some luck
They may become a permanent part of who you are.
Get out of your own way.