I’d swear from time to time if I were viewing my life as a feature film, I’d be playing a background character at best; as if I were waiting for some non-existent superhero main character to carry the weight of my lackluster performance. But it doesn’t happen; the superhero never shows. Seems that life and its categories of career, family, social, altruism and more are all governed by the role we choose to play; either background character, extra, supporting role or lead character are the choices as well as the commitment level we put into them. There was certainly a time when you could get away with playing a sub-role for a while. But not today. Today’s global economy moves at the speed of competition, and all areas of life are demanding we step into a lead position and perform at the highest level or fall behind and lose momentum – or perhaps lose more. The moment we move away from the lead role, goals begin to fragment, relationships suffer casualties and our self-worth takes an instant beating. As for the recovery time of this kind of complacency, it’s not worth the brief intermission from playing the lead. Great performance in life is a rhythm, and when we step out of leadership rhythm, our value to others becomes inconsistent, and the degree of difficulty life delivers multiplies. Play the lead role in all areas of your life today.