Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
There are no breaks for commercials.
No one is there to edit out the boring parts.
We don't have billions of people intently watching our every move, word, cough, and adjustment - in high-definition close-up
There usually aren't cheering fans for what we do each day.
You can't skip over the boring parts, or change the channel to something more interesting.
For most of us, our entire life's success or failure is not determined in a single, brief competition.
We all have bad days. Most of us get a do-over of some kind.
Most of us will never experience being booed, especially by thousands or millions of strangers.
Few of us have a coach, much less a team of coaches.
Very few things in life require the focus and dedication of Olympic athletes.
When we're tired of it all, we can just turn it off.
Most people would be totally frazzled by the schedule of four years of hard work culminating in a few moments during two weeks.
Few of us will ever be in a position to be personally responsible for letting down an entire nation.
Thank goodness for all these reasons!