There are many ways to win. I’m thinking about battles, vs. solitary struggles, but the same principles may apply.
One strategy relies on ninjas. Kick and twirl your way through opponents. But this requires hurting people, which I don’t really care for.
Sturdy Gals fight more like slow giants, called down from the hills. I imagine a fantasy tale, where the clever heros are running out of arrows.The horner (to use my long ago small son’s term) blows his call for help. Slowly, rocks all around rouse themselves, becoming giants, joining the fight. Winning the battle, eventually.
Rock giants win because they don’t give up. Enemy soldiers throw firebombs, giants lumber on. One foot up, one foot down. Next foot up, next foot down. Generally they’ve got things hanging from their shoulders by the time they breech the walls.
I read by way of Tory Burch that Arianna Huffington said, (it sounds funny, I know, but they are both highly successful women entrepreneurs), “Very often, the difference between success and failure is simply perseverance.”
It was motherhood cured me of my ninja dreams. When I was home with small children, some days I woke up and thought, “I just can’t do this.” But immediately I’d realize, “Well, I can’t stay in bed, there is milk to pour.” And up I’d get, first one foot on the bedroom floor, then the other.
The slog comes to us all, at one point or another. In those times you only need endure. In those times, I think it’s OK if you can’t do anything more. If you find yourself faltering, I recommend a few almonds in the pocket for protein. A secret, when rocks giants wake, they transform all the nearby pebbles into nuts.
Have a wonderful weekend.