If you ever listen to sports people with a humble disposition, they’ll often qualify a preview of a forthcoming contest with the words, “if selected”.
Not everyone can be picked on the team. There are only so many spots. So, all dreams are contingent on being selected.
But you and I don’t have that dilemma. We can select ourselves. We can stand up, and enter the arena.
We can choose our own path, we can pick our sport, we can change our team. The full expression of who we are requires us to select ourselves.
It might feel more comfortable to hide and tell yourself that the rules of the game mean you have first to be selected to play.
Do you want to be the person who looks back and says, “I coulda been somebody, if selected”?
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