385) The Whole Journey

The Whole Journey

Late in the championship game, down by four, within mere yards of the endzone and only time left for this one last play, the veteran quarterback drops back to pass.

It’s been amazing. The QB’s season-long heroics got his team into the playoffs. And then he somehow willed them to the championship. Finally, he almost single handedly mounted a 20-point comeback and got them downfield in position to win.

In the end zone, is a wide-open receiver. Unfortunately, however, the star quarterback put too on the pass. It sails incomplete. The game is lost. The season is over.

One fan screams, “Oh my God … I can’t believe he missed. Anyone could have made that.”

To which another fan calmly remarks, “Yes, anyone could have made that pass. But there is only one man in the world who could have gotten this team in this position to have this opportunity.”

The point: Before you criticize the failures of others, consider the merits of their whole journey.

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