In golf, Tiger Woods is being labeled "done." It's his body that can't seem to keep up in the game. Here is the coverage.
Maybe he'll have a comeback. Maybe not. This scenario of being "finished" haunts all players across all lines of work.
The real story on this, of course, is if we can engineer a comeback. So many of us get stale, get fired, get caught up in a scandal, and/or are sidelined with personal problems. The world writes us off as "gone."
Then, some of us are able to pull out of it. During the News Corp global hacking scandal Chief Executive Officer Rupert Murdoch was written off. Now he's back even more powerful, chasing a big-game acquisition.
Can we predict, including for ourselves, who will return? Not really. But a clue is that those who don't get caught watching the world watch them might have the best shot at comebacks.