Sometimes the risk doesn’t pan out. The plan fails. Your goals remain unmet. You have taught me that while striving for new accomplishments and new goals can be a reward worth the risk, true wisdom also acknowledges when it’s time to stop trying. It can be a painful decision, and one that makes you ache deep inside, but knowing when to walk away from an endeavor is a lesson that is hard won and bittersweet.
Life includes loss, failures and mistakes. Sometimes the hardest choice is the best one. Take a new path, remedy a mistake, and move on to the next challenge.