Ramblings of a World Traveler,
Blog #2 Team Building
Cancer is like Football? Let’s see what a game looks like:
Coach = Oncologist
Football = Cancer
Quarterback = YOU
Team Players = Nurses, Lab Techs, Radiologists, Tumor Board, Surgeon, Pharmacists, and don’t forget the Receptionist!
Goal Post = Survival (with or without cancer)
Your job as the quarterback is getting the football through the goal post. To do that, you and all the members of your team need to be working TOGETHER towards the goal line.
Notice… You the quarterback are on this team. This is critical. You MUST be active in winning the game. No sitting on the sidelines. Drinking beer and eating popcorn. Obviously you are right in the middle of the game, but how are you participating. You’re not allowed to sit passively on the bench and watch while the rest of the team works for the win. You, too, must get involved actively to make the score.
Let’s look at your training. Have you been exercising lately? Have you been eating healthy…. Greens and veggies? Are you aware of your body’s needs and its complaints? Have you been actively seeing doctors and dentists for regular appointments? Do you question your doctor for more information? How’s all that been working for you?
If you are going to play this game and you haven’t been in training, now is the time. Playing the cancer game is rigorous, requires endurance, and takes commitment to win. The outcome is so much more positive when the players are prepared, willing to take on the challenge, and have a winning attitude. In fact, any coach needs players with all of the above qualities.
If you expect your team to help and support you on your game days, you have to be just as committed to your success as they are. You will need a positive attitude to take on the challenge. You will need to keep your body as strong as you can. Envision crossing the in to the End Zone and scoring a successful survival. TOUCHDOWN!!