It's hard pushing forward, staying focused, not quitting ... but the rewards just might be worth the effort ... and you may be closer to your goal than you realize.
I came pretty close to quitting the query process for my writing when I decided to give it one more solid effort. How I got my agent - the long story :)
But my true inspiration is my daughter. Years ago I wrote a post: Put me in coach! I'm ready to play!
And tonight her dream came true.
The new varsity coach decided to run a "6/2" ... where two setters rotate and set from the back row only. My daughter is one of the setters on the varsity team! Her previous two coaches told her she would never play as setter. (Was there basis for the comments or just politics?) Now after lots of hard work and proving herself over and over again, she has achieved her goal! But she didn't just have a no-quit attitude, she worked hard doing everything she could to continue to improve her skills. She wanted to be ready when the opportunity arrived.
She was ready, and she played great!
Love that girl. She inspires me.
What inspires you to keep pressing forward toward your goals?