Life is one big show.
As Shakespeare wrote, "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances;"
Woody Allen said this, "80% of success is showing up on time". I.e. show up on cue.
I wrote earlier that we don't wear clothes but costumes.
Psychologists have found out that successful people view themselves as the protagonist in life, not supporting actors.
The Bible says that we have a heavenly audience watching us.
As in storytelling as in life. The only way to progress in our story is to be active and to face up to conflict. Only when we face up to conflict can we resolve issues and progress further.