It’s Easy To Quit, Harder To Stay

This week I learned it’s easy to quit and much more challenging to work it out. I am not a quitter, but I run away from adversity.

My bags were packed. I was out the door when a nagging voice said to try something different. I thought that meant to focus on writing. As I listened to the story of someone I respected, I started to value the wisdom and growth of working things out.

I value relationships. Without them, there is little meaning to life. Growing and building trust in relationships means working through conflict and not running away. So I will stay on and continue to tip my toes in grassroots politics.

Politics need people like me who are unafraid to stand up and acknowledge the elephant in the room. Until you do so, the elephant keeps growing. Did I mention I am the only one who looks like me in the room? I can’t quit.

That said, I will trust less to protect my health. And remain focused on fighting for change.

I thought about Nelson Mandela: his bravery, courage, and ability to thrive despite adversity.

“It always seems impossible until it is done.” Nelson Mandela


Author: Angela Grant

Angela Grant is a medical doctor. For 22 years, she practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine. She studied for one year at Harvard T. H Chan School Of Public Health. She writes about culture, race, and health.

1 thought on “It’s Easy To Quit, Harder To Stay

  1. You clearly are indomitable Angela.
    You do not cause the outcome; you cause yourself!
    And that is Enough.

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