When running into obstacles, there may be an inclination to try to force the issue. Don’t push so hard that you break! Know when to back off. It doesn’t mean you’re not strong enough; it means you know what’s in your control and what isn’t. Sometimes you have to lose the battle to win the war. Let go of power struggles that waste energy and sap your enthusiasm. Don’t allow yourself to be brow-beaten into submission. Remember you’re in control of you.
Empowerment comes from seeing the tangible results of your influence in the world. Set a firm goal but be prepared to tackle fears and hurdles along the way. Strong pressures may force radical change but sometimes we need a push to let go. What is being released now will ultimately enable you to shine brighter.