When to give up and when to push through …
Please inform me if you have the answer to this query.
It seems there are quite a few places in life that are repeated thorns in our flesh. We try and try and try. Only to be blocked, stymied, foiled. Failed. Discouraged.
This evening I exclaimed to my husband about something that finally worked. He asked if really, there were that many things that weren't working. I rattled off an incomplete list of over ten things. He mentioned that he was sorry he asked!
The day started out with the information of recurring cancer in a person I care about. It is aggressive and his remission lasted eighteen months. He has lots to live for, so he will pursue treatment with a hearty vigor; yet I had to wonder, when do you say enough is enough?
I have a tenacious spirit, for sure. For years, I had a photo on my desk of a rock face with a river flowing through it. It said something to the effect of : The water wins, not by strength, but by sheer perseverance. This is me.
But sometimes, I get tired of persisting. It takes a ton of energy and it feels so risky. Like what if, in the end, after all this, I lose anyway?
I wonder how many of us struggle with this fear?