When You Think You Can’t

Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.

— Winston Churchill

Sitting here watching the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens play the AFC Conference Championship game and contemplating what the players have endured and continue to endure to reach that level in their profession.  As I watch these incredible athletes ply their trade I’m struck by something fairly incongruous…

5’8″ inches 195 pounds

5’9″ inches 185 pounds

These are the dimensions of two of the Patriots’ most important players; Running Back  Danny Woodhead and Wide Receiver Wes Welker.  In isolation, their measurements don’t tell you much about them.  But take into consideration a profession and game where they are likely to have several meaningful on-field “discussions” with opponents such as 6’1″ 250 pound  Ray Lewis and 6’4″ 350 pound Haloti Ngata and…

Well, let’s just say that anytime you think learning to trade is too daunting, maybe you should think of Woodhead and Welker… and this from a New York Giants fan.