I stumbled across a very interesting blog today centred around the 10 choices you will regret in 10 years (article lives here if you want to suss it out!: http://www.marcandangel.com/2013/01/18/10-choices-you-will-regret-in-10-years/)
It was choice number 6 which resonated with me the most.
Here’s what it says:
Giving up when the going gets tough.
There are no failures, just results. Even if things don’t unfold the way you had expected, don’t be disheartened or give up. Learn what you can and move on. The one who continues to advance one step at a time will win in the end. Because the battle is always won far away and long before the final victory. It’s a process that occurs with small steps, decisions, and actions that gradually build upon each other and eventually lead to that glorious moment of triumph.
I found this to very aptly reflect the theme of the 30 days: 30 ways to change challenge.
Relevant everywhere in life, it can most certainly be VERY tempting to throw in the towel, do the runner in the other direction and hide under the doona (with the electric blanket on maximum heatage) and give up when the going gets tough.
It never works. Or maybe it doesn’t work for me because of the incredible people who never give up on me or what we’re setting out to achieve at raize the roof.
These last 26 days have very much showed me the absolute dedication by so many supporters for reaching our vision. That always leaves me completely inspired, and reminded, that no matter what, everything happens for a reason. At the end of the day, you’ve just got to refuse to sink and follow the wise old advise from Dory:
To the pool I go.