The things most important in our lives ofen involve periods of intense pain, disappointment, and the unexpected. Those who can overcome these hurdles, learn from experience, and maintain a course based on commitment that emanates from core values, end up where they originally planned to be. Distraught individuals who quit, give up, or otherwise veer off course and fuse with the past, end up lost and in an emotional void . Perserverence, even with unintended outcomes, is a far richer course than quitting.
"The art of love is largely the art of persistence."
Albert Ellis, Ph.D.