All it takes is a quick scroll on social media to find the peanut gallery is always standing room only. People are quick to opine on everything you do.
How you should dress.
What you should eat.
Who you should vote for.
They got “plays” for days.
The problem is most of ’em have never even been in a game. They never laid it all out on the line. They never risked it all and chanced the fall. You know how you know? If they did the last thing, all they’d look to do is tear someone else down.
People who’ve “done it” have very little desire to attack someone one else who’s trying to do “it.” They are interested only in helping others like them, that, or they simply shut their mouth.
People attack the “doers” because if they messed up the deed they can chime in and say how stupid it was to even try. If they did the deed, have no fear, now they can nitpick at how it could have been done just a little bit better or faster. They make these attacks because the act of doing something disproves all the excuses they have sold to themselves and the world.
Your actions make them a liar and everyone hates to be called out.
So, unless they’re calling you “coach,” running your mouth on the sideline is pointless–no one’s listening.
They’re too busy scoring.
If you think you can make the play, put the keyboard down and get in the game.