The Bleachers and The Field

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The Bleachers and The Field


I suppose that I am not too different from most folks, though some of my family might be willing to argue that point, in that I can often find myself taking a seat in the spectator’s gallery.  Not that there is anything wrong with watching the odd sporting event, stage presentation or even the Blue Guys beating on the PVC, it’s just that I have to keep myself from become a fixture in the seat.


My blog is one of the ways to get me out of my comfortable lounge chair and mentally get me in the game. By blogging, I am either dispersing information, teaching or entertaining and occasionally doing all three if I happen to do it just right.  The point being that in order to write  I have to think and in order to think effectively,  I have to learn and in order to learn I have to become involved. In short, in order to write a meaningful blog I have to get out of the bleachers and onto the field.



The Bleachers

Thinking about that today made me wonder why do we want to stay in the bleachers? It’s a very short and very simple answer. It’s safe.  Safe as a baby’s crib or training wheels on your bike or those ‘water wing’ things that are designed to keep little Justin or Nicole from going under while they are perfecting their aquatic domination. There’s more risk of hi-jinks at the ladies church social than there is of you being at risk in the bleachers.  Nothing bad will happen to you there.  Nothing.  Nothing at all.  And that, friends and neighbours, is the nub of the problem.

You see, without something happening, nothing will change.  Nothing. Now, I don’t know about you but I’m not living in Nirvana with  people serving me frothy drinks in coconut shells. (OK maybe your idea of Nirvana is different than mine…but you get the point).  We aren’t where we want to be. Not yet. But unless we move or make something move we aren’t ever going to get there.  As my dear old mom used to say, not even in a month of Sundays.



The Field

So as you can plainly see we all have to get down here at some point. Sure, just like me you can resist but really, what’s the point? Sooner or later you and I are both going to have to take a stand for ourselves, draw our line in the sand, you pick your favourite metaphor.  We need to get into action on the field.

Now the field is a dangerous place. It’s also the most exciting, gripping , heart pounding and rewarding place you will ever be. It’s the home of skinned knees and high fives, torn ACL’s and trophies. It’s the place where it all happens. Sure you can fall down. I have countless times. And you can also get back up. I have countless times plus one. That’s the way you have to be on the field.  And that’s all you have to do on the field. Get up one more time than you get knocked down. Then one morning or one evening something magical is going to happen.

You’re going to come to realize that you are beginning to understand the game and how it’s played.  You’re going to anticipate what’s going to happen and be ready for it. Then you are going to cause something to happen in the game and you are going to score a goal. And another. And another. When you look up in the bleachers where you used to sit you’re going to see an ocean of people standing and applauding you. You might even recognize some of the people up there. Why not invite them down?

After all, being in the game isn’t as scary as it first appears. Scary is sitting in the bleachers, watching Father Time play around with your hourglass. How much sand do you have left? How much time do any of us have? Me? Whatever there is left…isn’t enough.

Till next time,







Sigrid McNab

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6 Responses to “The Bleachers and The Field”

  1. Greg Agustin Jr. Says:

    I like the reference to sports! Reminds me of a coach motivating the team to go all out and don't give up.. Which we must do to be successful in this industry.. Thanks for the motivation, coach!


    Anonymous Reply:

    You’re so welcome Greg! from “Coach” Sigrid



  2. Damayanthi Says:

    You are so right in saying “field is a dangerous place. It’s also the most exciting, gripping , heart pounding and rewarding place you will ever be”

    We all need to be on the field playing the game, then & only then we can learn the lessons and move forward.

    Thanks for sharing Sigrid.



    Anonymous Reply:

    Hey Damayanthi, thanks for stopping by. Unless you’re willing to settle for mediocrity the field is the only place to be.



  3. joel pashkin Says:

    Outstanding. On the field is in action. In the bleachers is just eating hot dogs and complaining about the state of the world.


    Anonymous Reply:

    Thanks Joel. We just have to get out there and do it instead of just talking !



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