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In the football stadium, there is always a lot of noise but the players are too busy trying to score goals.

The noise comes from spectators. They seem to have all the answers. They scream and hurl insults when a player misses a chance.

They have the advice for the coach on how to make the team better. They are the first to say what should have been done to make the team win. They are player, coach and referee rolled in one.

No player pays attention to spectators. Number one, there is a dividing line. Players and spectators do not mix. Players are too busy trying to score goals to pay attention to the spectators.

It would be very strange if while going for the goal, a player hears an insult being hurled by a spectator and he stops to look towards the crowd, and asks, “Who said that?”

Similarly, as we play our game of life, remember that there are spectators whose job is to watch.

It’s also good to remember that at the end of every match, the spectator has parted with some money while the player, no matter how bad he may be in the eyes of the spectator, has made some money.

Stop paying attention to the spectators. Concentrate on scoring goals and understanding team mates. Remember that no matter how lonely a lion may get, it will not spend an evening with a zebra. That’s not pride. It’s just who it is. Lions and zebras don’t hang out together.

Similarly, spectators and players have nothing in common. If you surround yourself with your spectators and listen to them, you will never amount to much.

You need other players in your life. These are people who are doing something worthwhile. They are people with whom you can find a common bond of healthy discussion and vision.

They are people who have scored goals before and who will inspire you with their stories and challenges. They are people who will help you understand better the path you have chosen.

In the football stadium, there is always a lot of noise but the players are too busy trying to score goals.

The noise comes from spectators. They seem to have all the answers. They scream and hurl insults when a player misses a chance.

They have the advice for the coach on how to make the team better. They are the first to say what should have been done to make the team win. They are player, coach and referee rolled in one.

No player pays attention to spectators. Number one, there is a dividing line. Players and spectators do not mix. Players are too busy trying to score goals to pay attention to the spectators.

It would be very strange if while going for the goal, a player hears an insult being hurled by a spectator and he stops to look towards the crowd, and asks, “Who said that?”

Similarly, as we play our game of life, remember that there are spectators whose job is to watch.

It’s also good to remember that at the end of every match, the spectator has parted with some money while the player, no matter how bad he may be in the eyes of the spectator, has made some money.

Stop paying attention to the spectators. Concentrate on scoring goals and understanding team mates. Remember that no matter how lonely a lion may get, it will not spend an evening with a zebra. That’s not pride. It’s just who it is. Lions and zebras don’t hang out together.

Similarly, spectators and players have nothing in common. If you surround yourself with your spectators and listen to them, you will never amount to much.

You need other players in your life. These are people who are doing something worthwhile. They are people with whom you can find a common bond of healthy discussion and vision.

They are people who have scored goals before and who will inspire you with their stories and challenges. They are people who will help you understand better the path you have chosen.

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