I could have been a star

Looking back on my high school football career, I could have been a great player.

Only a couple things stood in my way.

First off, I didn’t like to get tackled. And I wasn’t fond of tackling others. It came down to not wanting to put myself in a position to experience an unnecessary level of pain.

A second factor was my being very slow compared to other boys at my grade level. I could have overcome this deficiency by being particularly agile or strong. I was neither.

Now, in my elder years, I love to share football stories with friends of mine. I let them go first and smile and nod as I hear about exciting gridiron heroics.

When it’s my turn, I simply say, “I could have been a great football player.”   

Then I shut up.

Author: Don Kuhl

Don Kuhl is founder of The Change Companies® and Train for Change Inc.® He has authored hundreds of Journals that have assisted over 10 million people in making positive life changes. While Don was aging (think of a side of beef at a fine restaurant), he managed motel properties, started several sports publications, worked in college and health care administrations and started about a dozen corporations. Some of them failed miserably, a few flourished.