Ok, it’s time. You have adequately prepared and done your homework. You have imagined this moment with a measure of anxiety and it’s finally arrived. It’s now or never. It’s time to swing for the fences. It’s Showtime!
What is Showtime? It’s the moment you leave any reservations about your abilities behind and you step out and perform in an extraordinary way. Your mindset is “I can do this!” and your attitude is one of success, not failure.
What is Showtime? It’s the moment that you embrace the truth that you must be, want to be, can be and will be extraordinary. You are committed to doing what it takes to make the impact the opportunity deserves. That’s Showtime!
Showtime is not limited to when you are making public presentations. It applies to any area of life that can be enhanced with doing more than the average. It’s the time when you step out in faith expecting success in spite of fears that you are inadequate. You’re swinging for the fences expecting to hit a home run and a home run you shall hit.
Benjamin Disraeli said it perfectly “The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” When your opportunity comes, whether frequently or infrequently, you must be ready to give it all that you have. One of the most vital ingredients in Showtime is the power of ENTHUSIASM.
Enthusiasm will make the difference between an ordinary experience and an extraordinary event. Letting go of our inhibitions and allowing ourselves to be more than how we see ourselves is liberating. The teacher that uses the power of enthusiasm will make more of an impact than the teacher that doesn’t. In whatever capacity you operate in, being enthusiastic will always lead to more success and greater opportunities.
Back in 1903, my favorite author penned these words: “An important element in educational work is enthusiasm. On this point there is a useful suggestion in a remark once made by a celebrated actor. The archbishop of Canterbury had put to him the question why actors in a play affect their audiences so powerfully by speaking of things imaginary, while ministers of the gospel often affect theirs so little by speaking of things real. “With due submission to your grace,” replied the actor, “permit me to say that the reason is plain: It lies in the power of enthusiasm. We on the stage speak of things imaginary as if they were real, and you in the pulpit speak of things real as if they were imaginary.” Education pg 233 by E.G. White.
May the words “Let Go and Let God” be prophetic in your life. Don’t hold anything back and give it all that you have. It’s now or never. Swing for the fences. It’s Showtime!