"A river cuts through a rock not because of its power but because of its persistence." James N Watkins
A river is very persistent when it wants to go someway that is blocked off from it. In life we too can become persistent with something we perceive as something we must have. If we stop and think about it do we really need this? Is it really worth being so persistent about? If so, then become persistent like the river. But if we are unsure maybe we need to rethink what it is we want in our lives? I'm not saying giving up is the answer but maybe, just maybe, we aren't really achieving this because we don't really want to go there in the first place. Maybe we wanted something different?