As I write, Colt McCoy is in the locker room. He was injured near the beginning of the last game of the college football season. He is an amazing quarterback, leading the #2 ranked college football team.
And now that team is without that experience, that poise, that core. Instead, a kid halfway through his first year of college is the center of attack.
In the locker room right now, plans are being made, encouragement is being offered.
And I’m thinking, what’s my Colt?
What is the skill, the attribute, the financing option, the relationship that I am counting on to take me to the championship? What is the absolute sure bet that could never be injured that I am depending on? What part of my life, my job, my team do I know will never fail?
And what’s my plan for when that shoulder is injured? Is there any other back up plan?
Because the unimaginable happens. Even in real life.