There comes a point when you have to cut your losses - when you have to accept that the change that you wanted to make just isn’t going to happen, and where the frustration caused by your lack of progress is starting to seep into the rest of your life.
Don’t get me wrong - sometimes a goal or responsibility calls for a greater level of perseverance than you have ever had to show before, and a level of hard work and commitment that borders on the scary.
But sometimes it was just the wrong goal at the wrong time.
Better, then, to make the hard choice and put that effort into something that you can change, something that might even make a bigger difference.
The thing about banging your head against a brick wall it that it always feels better when you stop….