Playing Injured…

by Peter Conlin

…as painful as it is, is a necessity. I’ll expound on this concept in my other blog, when more time permits, but for now, we all must find ways to stay in the game.

We are all damaged…and if you think you are not, then someone has stuffed you into a locker without your knowing it. Emotionally. Physically. Spiritually. Financially. Socially. We are all injured. It’s okay to be injured. You’re still on the team. More importantly, if you take care of the injury quickly, address it, care for it, give it proper time to heal (not forever), you’ll notice you are still in the game!

Regardless of your abilities or lack thereof, we are all running a race. Yes, there are winners and losers. Yet, that doesn’t matter as much as those who complete. Qualification is a given. Whether you finish is a choice. First place, last place, doesn’t really matter. Did you give 100%, whatever you could, whatever it looked like, to crossing the line?  How did the Apostle Paul word it? “…having done all to stand, STAND”.

Just because there is a list of those who Did Not Finish, doesn’t mean people remember them. Keep playing…even when…especially when…INJURED.