The Change: Nobody Is Coming To Save You

Football has a funny way of presenting us with opportunities when we least expect them. We often find ourselves waiting for the perfect moment, the right time to pursue our professional dreams, to make a change, or to take that leap of faith. 

But what if I told you that waiting for the right time is just an illusion? That the perfect moment may never come unless you create it yourself.

I used to be a chronic wait-for-the-right-time player. I had dreams and aspirations, but I always found fucking excuses to postpone taking action. Whether it was starting a business, attending a combine, or even speaking up for what I believed in on YouTube, I convinced myself that the stars had to align perfectly for me to move forward. 

I believed I needed more experience, more money, or the elusive "right moment" to manifest itself. But the truth is, the right time rarely presents itself in football. It’s the players who seize it who become idols to those who merely wait.

One pivotal moment in my life made me realize the futility of waiting. I had a burning desire to start a channel on YouTube. I had a passion for capturing moments and telling stories through a camera, but I always found reasons not to start. I told myself I needed better equipment, more confidence and a better marketing plan. It took me 3 years to buy my first camera and start sharing my journey. 

For 22 years I only made changes only when it was convenient… When I was backed into a corner where the only way out was forward. It’s the days you don’t feel like working that lead to the outcome you’re truly desiring.

The truth is, the right time will never come unless you actively create it. Football is full of uncertainties, and waiting for the stars to align perfectly is an exercise in futility. 

Doing the obvious thing for an extraordinarily long period of time without convincing yourself that you’re smarter than you are will be the story of your career for a lot of you young footballers.

Waiting for the right moment is like waiting for a train that may never arrive. It’s a self-imposed barrier that will hold you back your entire career and prohibit you from reaching your full potential.

Show up today. Not tomorrow, not the next day… Today.

Many years from now you'll look back on your career and realize this was the best decision you ever made for your future self.

Time isn't waiting for you.

Spencer Moeller

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