How hard is too hard?

When I asked Jay whether I should quit something because it was hard, I expected a resounding No.

His answer:

That depends on whether it is required or rewarding.  If it is neither there’s no reason to keep doing it.

This is the rocket scientist I married.

And, no, that wasn’t sarcastic.  It was something I needed very much to hear, making me revisit motivation and find new encouragement there.

I don’t know about any of you, readers, but I have this image of quitting as bad in and of itself.  I suppose it’s a cousin to the feeling bad about saying No.

Learn to say no. It will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin.

–Charles Spurgeon

Sometimes I think I say no too easially, and it makes me look/feel like the “difficult” person, but other than that (though sometimes that is no small thing) I’ve never regretted saying no.

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