We all want success in one way or another and I’m the biggest advocate for never giving up, but sometimes we have to give up on things. Not because we want to, but because we have to. Have you ever had that feeling in your stomach when you know something is right? The opposite can also happen when something is not quite right. You know that feeling you get in your stomach that just won’t go away? That’s our gut instinct; it is real, I can assure you of that (you don’t have to have been bitten by a radioactive spider to have spider senses). There is nothing wrong with giving up on things as long as we have learned a lesson. If you have learned, then success has still been obtained; it’s when we keep making the same mistakes over and over and over again that poses a problem. Knowing that energy or time could be spent doing something more accessible and learned, then afterwards – if you believe strongly in what you were doing – going back with more knowledge and experience and trying again is worthwhile. We can all too often rush into things before finding out all the information, ultimately giving ourselves a bad experience along the way. If like me you have half a dozen projects or goals on the go all at the same time, it’s easy to get caught up in all the excitement and start agreeing to do everything that comes our way. We start believing that we are invincible – and this we are not. We are flesh and blood, and at times we have to stop, take stock and start afresh with a clearer and healthy mind and body. What is the point of having everything you have ever dreamed of if you are not able to enjoy it to the fullest? We must remember to take care of ourselves as well as taking care of business. I’m not even talking about mindfulness or meditation here, I’m talking about good old fashioned rest, time away from everything – and even everyone if need be. As long as it’s ourselves that are number one on our to-do list we’re taking care of what’s important, but then again, a little bit of meditation won’t do any harm.