Be the “Man in the Arena”
Take part in life, not just observe it. Be in the drivers seat of your own journey. You will be critiqued and criticized by those who are too scared or unwilling to engage themselves, but that is part of the deal, take the comments of those people for what they are and nothing more.
Take risks, be bold enough to take chances in order to get what you want. Life will pass you by and you will have little to reflect back upon.
Victory, failure, improvement, learning, toughening up... its part of playing life properly. It isn’t easy. It is much more difficult than being the spectator & that is why many are the spectator. Dare to be in the arena.