The gate to the global stage will only be opened to you after you’ve made good use of the local stage. But the major issue we often have with the local stages is the TIMEFRAME.
Nobody will give you an hour on a show to perform if you haven’t proven yourself in the past on a stage where five (5) minutes was allotted to you. If you can’t deliver in 5 mins, life believes you can’t in an hour.
The audience or timeframe you get when the dice of life first rolls in your favour will not be as much as you expect but your ability to perform and WOW the audience within that TIMEFRAME is what determines if you will cross unto limelight at the global level or not.
In football, you don’t pick a player on the street today and put him on your squad list for a UEFA Champions League Final the following week. It’s not possible. He first must have proven himself in a 5 aside match where he must have gotten the attention of the scout, trained on a standard pitch after being signed up, sit on the sidelines to watch teammates play in the local league. Give an impressive performance on his first few appearances in the local league. When he begins to perform well in the local league with a level of consistency, then he can make it to the squad list for the champions league and later on the final match itself.
That’s the same way the stages of life opens up to man. When your turn to rise unto stardom comes, you must make good use of each stage so that the stage next to that will be opened to you for performance till you get to the peak with a larger audience and a much more longer timeframe where global stars perform.
Looking down on small stages, is looking down on greatness in disguise.