Unless you have been living in a cave, you have probably heard of the television show ‘The Voice’.
The Australian version is blitzing the ratings at the moment. It’s all over the Internet and social media platforms (you can watch Twitter go ballistic during a show).
The marketing for this show is phenomenal. The marketing people certainly know what they were doing.
There is no doubt ‘The Voice’ is a highly compelling and entertaining show with some incredible talent. The blind auditions have been amazing.
Yet something struck me the other day.
By spending all of this time watching someone chasing their singing dream, what exactly is happening to my writing one?
It dawned on me that by sitting on the couch watching people strive to become singers, dancers or lose weight; we are actually forsaking our own dreams.
We feel inspired by watching shows where people go after what they want.
The big question is do we feel inspired enough to get off the couch and do something ourselves or are we becoming a legion of watchers, instead of participators?
Are we simply watching instead of doing?
Are we happy to idly sit by and watch people chase their goals and dreams while our dreams lay dormant or live in the land of ‘I’ll do that when I have more time?’ which let’s face it, we all know never happens, because we always find something else to fill the time.
We have to make the time for what we really want.
If you have the time to watch your favourite television programs and pursue your own dreams and goals by all means do both.
However if time is a precious commodity for you, I would hit your own turn the chair around button, start cheering for yourself and stop watching from the sidelines.
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This was a gutsy declaration, Thea, and right on!!!
Thanks for the comment and support for my declaration. Lovely to see you here again! I hope all is going well in your part of the world. Which reminds me, where are you right now? I read an update the other day from FB but don’t remember seeing where you are living right now?
I gave up my TV about 7 years ago, but I still watch the Voice on Hulu. I just do it while I’m working on other things. I don’t sit there with my full attention on it. I think that’s a good compromise for me.
Thank you for your comment. It’s lovely to see you here.
Good on your for giving up your TV. It would be quite a staggering amount of time that you would have saved in that 7 years! I like that you have found a good compromise that works for you that you are happy with, I think that is important. Thanks again for stopping by and I hope to see you here again soon.
Good advice for all. For a few years I watched so little TV, I could have been a member of whitedot.org and don’t think I really missed anything. Much more time for life with less TV. Thanks for reminding us.
Thank you so much for commenting. It’s great to see you here on the blog. I love the way you put it – more time for life with less TV. Perfect and so so true. I look forward to seeing you here again Terry.
I am inspired I am going to cancel my Netflix subscription and get one to Audiable so I can listen to inspiring books rather than waste time watching my computer all the time.
Thank you for your great comment. I am so thrilled that I inspired you! My brother listens to Audible books and swears by them. He drives a lot for business so they work perfectly for him. Come to think of it, he left his iPod with me recently so I could listen to a particular article as well. I enjoyed learning via a different type of medium.
Thanks again for commenting and I hope to see you here again soon.