Respectfully Sir, I disagree

Not wanting to disrespect an inventor that arguably influenced modern life more than any other but I saw this quote today…

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time – Thomas A Edison

And I found myself saying ‘What do you know Tom! Sometimes you need to recognise a dead horse when you see it and stop flogging it!’

Giving up is not a weakness, sometimes it is exactly the opposite. Finding the strength to say when enough is enough, that no matter how much you try there are certain things you cannot and will not ever change, no matter
how hard you try
how much time you give it
how many different strategies you adopt
how much it hurts to admit you’ve failed
how much you care

Sometimes that takes strength, real strength, more strength than you thought you had.

So (this week) I advocate giving up, throwing in the towel and basically shouting THAT’S IT I’M DONE!

I’m a mother and I need a healthy body and mind (albeit a little muddled), I need to be present and connected, not distracted and preoccupied, my boys deserve nothing less.

And breathe.