The Audience

Our lives are like a production: a play, a movie, a sitcom, a series.  A drama, a comedy, a mystery, call it what you will.  We could write a book eventually about the ups, the downs, the learning experiences, and the takeaways.  But, along the way, people are watching this all play out.  

Yes, there will be good times and bad.  Easy and hard times.  High and low times.  And, regardless of where you find yourself at any moment, there will always be an audience.  So, let’s take a moment to talk about the quality of that audience and how you can get the most out of your production called life.

Do you have your biggest cheerleaders and motivators in the front row?  Or are they sitting somewhere on the balcony or at a distance where it's hard to hear them cheer for you?   

Who is sitting in the front row of your life's performance?  In other words, who are you surrounded by daily?  Is it people that believe in you, support you and inspire you?  Or is it people who take up the seats of those who would do a better job at that?

Seriously, we need to take a closer look at this daily.  There will always be people that want to be around you for whatever reason.  Maybe it is because they genuinely cherish your friendship or relationship.  Maybe they do care about you and enjoy the best for you.  But, unfortunately, there could be something that motivates them in a completely different way.  

As you know, I am a big believer in the importance of motivating and inspiring others to be better and to be their best version of themselves every day.  I am extremely cautious about choosing my audience.  I decide who gets the front row (my biggest cheerleaders), gets the back row, and gets the balcony (my most prominent critics).

I encourage you to take a look at your production today and your life today.  Who have you allowed to be in the viewing of your most significant show?  You are responsible for placing them where they belong, from the front row to the back row and even to the balcony.  From the biggest supporters and most prominent cheerleaders to people that need to be there, but you don't necessarily want to hear from them at times.

Sometimes individuals feel obligated to put people in the front row because of the relationship.  Whether it is family, a friend, a co-worker, or an acquaintance, remember one crucial thing.  You are in charge of your production, and you get to pick the audience and where they sit.

My affirmation for you this week is:

"I will choose wisely the audience that gets to view my exclusive production called life."

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