Believe me when I tell you that you should put STEEM on the bench. It would be beneficial for you now and in the future. When I am Saying on the bench, I mean exactly the team sportive meaning. But which player in a team sport likes to sit on the bench watching their competitors playing all the time?
No one, and when you say yes, there is something wrong. But I tell you that you should put STEEM and maybe yourself on the bench. And I tell you it will be beneficial for you. I will explain you why.
You probably read a lot that STEEM is a longterm game. When I am talking about STEEM I mean the Blockchain and also applications accessing this Blockchain like Steemit, Dtube, and Dlive for example.
So maybe you agree that STEEM is a longterm game, but that doesn't mean because you affirm that with your head but it's a different thing to act like that. Saying, believing STEEM is a longterm game and living like that are two different pairs of shoes.
You have to shift your mind into this alignment. And as often things are easier said than done. Here comes in why I said you should put STEEM and yourself on the bench. No better to say you have to put yourself on the Bench and STEEM is acting on the field.
Athletes who are sitting on the bench are forced to play the longterm game. Attention! That doesn't mean that they are passive. The opposite is the case. Those players have to work more than the players on the field. They want to increase the probability to get in and show what they can. They are waiting that the coach says: It's your turn. And when this moment happens, they need to be ready.
But till that moment a long time can be in between. The athlete never knows when the moment will be, but he believes that the moment will come one day and he works for that. When the chance comes, and he takes it can lift him into new dimensions.
Those athletes know exactly what it means to play the longterm game. Not necessarily because they want, more becausee they have to learn it to make the best of it for their own sake.
What I want to say is that every one of us should learn and evolve this mindset. That counts also for other areas of our lives. STEEM is still young still in beta, and it's doing well, but not there where we all want to see it regarding functionality and price. But playing short-sighted will not bring you far.
Imagine an athlete would say to himself: I work now for one month. I give the coach one month to put me in. In that time I will put everything I have into the training showing that I deserve a chance. When he doesn't give me that chance than I don't care anymore.
Imagine this athlete stops after one month. The following month he is coming late to the sessions he is showing that he's pissed, in the sessions, he is just giving 30 percent a real I don't care attitude.
At the end of this month the coach brings him in, and he failed like someone who has no talent. Someone who can't make a simple pass. He was so strong with his mouth. Now the coach takes someone else, someone who had the longterm view and he is succeeding. Who is the poor one now?
Being short-sighted will not bring you far on this blockchain and in other areas of your life.
Are you just focused on the rewards?
Do you want to maximize everything in the shortest amount of time?
Are you always complaining about that and this?
If you answer these questions with yes, I would say you are short-sighted.
Playing longterm means that you will probably walk through the desert.
It's dry you don't have much to drink the sun is burning you, the whole journey hurts. But in your heart, a vision is beating, and you are working towards that vision.
Yes, you don't have everything in your hand, but for the case, that STEEM is performing on a level which is not compared to now, you are ready to go on the field and shine. All you worked for is showing right now.
You've accumulated as much as SP during that time?
You build your name in the Steemit Ocean. People know you for a specific topic.
You've built essential relationships over time with different people.
Maybe you started yourself a project built on STEEM?
Just a few examples.
Playing the longterm game can hurt my friend.
Going towards an uncertain future can be hurtful.
In the end, you could be empty-handed. But on the other site, you could shine like a star.
Seeing yourself on the bench could help you to implement the longterm mindest.