Sometimes the obstacles seem insurmountable. Sometimes the sheer volume of what needs to be done seems overwhelming. You ask yourself, ‘Is it really worth fighting this battle?’
All of us face times like this. It’s not uncommon. Maybe the battle is worth fighting or maybe it isn’t. But before we raise the white flag we should first ask ourselves a question:
Are we defeated by the obstacles or by our discomfort in striving to overcome the obstacles?
I’m reminded of the words of a small Indian man whose belief and persistence helped lead his country to independence.
‘First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.’ (Gandhi)