You’ve invested years working on a project. So much money, time, energy, passion and tears have gone into it. And yet you just know it’s not working, that it will never be what you had hoped.
Do you keep pushing forward, relentlessly trying to make it into something?
Maybe. But maybe the smartest and bravest thing you can do is to walk away. Cut your losses. Take the lessons. And move on to something that has the potential to be all you want it to be.
Your relationship has seen better days. You used to be so connected, so in love, couldn’t get enough of each other. And then slowly over time, so slowly and subtly that you didn’t even realize it was happening, the walls came up.
Small at first, little annoyances you could brush off like a fly, they grew into impenetrable barriers to your connection. To intimacy. It wasn’t like there was a betrayal, but in a way there was. A betrayal to the truth of the relationship. The soul of who you both signed up to be.
Do you stay, soldier on, push through and try to reclaim what it was? Or not.
Courage isn’t always just about perseverance. Sometimes, the most courageous act is to know when it’s time to stop.
Walking away is hard. It can be painful.
But when the last fight has been fought and all the words have been said, courage tells us to bless the situation and move on.
Pushing through may seem like the most courageous move. But if you know it’s done, in your truest heart, then have the courage to quit.