The Armchair Quarterback
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
So I have been "on again, off again" here on SP and on my "journey to health" lately. Funny, when I joined SP, I came up with that slogan to describe what I was trying to do, and adopted "baby steps" as my mantra. And all these years later, I am no closer to my goals than I was when I started, and yet I look at my approach and still believe it is the right path. The failure is in the execution. You know, on Sundays, I'll sit down and watch football. And as you watch a football game sometimes you think "this game plan is awful, how could anyone think they can win just running the ball/throwing the ball/only rushing 3 defenders, etc, etc, etc, against this team?" And then other times you say "well, it's a good thought, it's just too bad this quarterback can't throw/receiver can't catch/defensive line can't rush, etc, etc, etc.
I'm good at figuring that stuff out..of course it's always easy to sit back and "armchair quarterback." And it's not for lack of trying to analyze my program and progress that I am not succeeding. it is, plain and simple, a failure to execute. I have the knowledge, I have the talent, I have the desire, but the will...well, whether I have the will is a question that is up there for discussion, because I can't help but feel that if I really, truly, had the will, I'd be getting 'er done.
So here is to having the will, and to living by one of my other favorite sayings: when the going gets tough, the tough get going. I would love to be able to say, after fighting the good fight: Touchdown!