Title is borrowed from a blog post entitled Disappointment and Then. It has me thinking. How many times in my life have I almost talked myself out of progress?
Teaching is the example that stands out the most. I wanted to be a teacher ever since I lined up dolls for lessons as a child, but life just kept throwing one obstacle after another and somehow the dream slipped my grasped. Until it didn’t. Mid forties, watching a business fail, my then boyfriend asked: “What have you always wanted to do, but haven’t?”
Didn’t take any digging to respond: “Teach! But it’s too late and my qualifications are no longer relevant, I’m sure.”
“Before you reject yourself,” Ric counselled, “apply.”
So I did, and a career was born.
Good thing I didn’t give up!
Do you have a story about not giving up? Do tell!
(Image my own)