Last week, I watched someone abandon their lifelong goal of becoming an ordained minister. After letting frustration with the process grow and build on the inside…he exploded with anger and walked away. His window of opportunity to pursue his life calling is fading quickly.
I identified with his frustration. It is not an easy process. There are many obstacles, tests (written, oral, and just life tests), and detours. As with any other profession, there is no straight line to the end goal. As he walked away, I think he he was trying to make a point…but I lamented that the lesson lost was fully his.
Perseverance is the key to success. Once we lock our sights onto the goal or objective, determination to persevere is sometimes the only thing that keeps us moving.
And then there is this quote from Tina Roth Eisenburg that originally stirred me to write this post:
“If you complain about something long enough … do something about it, or let it go.”
But, “let it go” means continuing to move forward…not letting go of your determination to reach the objective.
Thanks for listening.