Exactly, that's why I highly doubt I'll ever make it, although the NHL or PGA will always be my dream.
Don't ever give up your dream ... don;t be one of those fat guys in beer league 30 years from now telling people about how good you were if only you had your crap together you could have gone somewhere with it.
You only live once and are young only once .... persue your dream.
I sometimes wonder if good, young talent gets overlooked because they do not have a name or image that stands out. I'm sure this happens, but I'm not going to say there's a Crosby #2 out there who never got noticed. I do often wonder if people were good enough at one point and just didn't get lucky.
One of the goalies in my league was looking like he was getting drafted by the Leafs in one of the later rounds. He was a walk on to his college team (can't remember which one, but it was DIV 1) Lots of looks from scouts, and then a week before draft he blew out his knee badly...end of career.
I'm sure theres lots of bad luck stories like this...