For we have slumbered too long
Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number —
Shake your chains to earth like dew
which in sleep had fallen on you —
Ye are many — they are few.
~~ Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Mask of Anarchy
It’s time. Time to shake off the torpor of the past couple of years.
Time to stop using your VP of Programming, PPM, your workload, formatics — whatever — as an excuse.
It’s time to perform.
This is Show Business, baby, and the lights are up; the audience is expecting everything you’ve got.
The audience. Remember them? The tens of thousands, sometimes millions who need what you do, who want a reason to smile, to laugh, to connect emotionally right now, and they’ve turned to you for it.
This is what you do. This is why you’re here.
Don’t ever waste even one performance.