I thought I was being smart. I had a plan. I had a goal. I had the will and desire to fulfill that goal.
The reality of the situation was that I was overambitious, thickheaded, and just plain stupid.
I thought to myself, “I’m still young”. At 45, I’m certainly not as young as I used to be.
I thought to myself, “I’m a former athlete”. The key word here is “former”.