When something seems out of your reach do you keep trying or just assume it's not meant to be?
Here's the deal. My husband worked for a company for 5 years with the promise that after 5 years he would be able to start training for a promotion. He put in his time and when it came down to it his boss told him he didn't want him to do it because he was a family man (it involves being away from home a good bit). Um, yeah, he is. Why do you think he wants to go and make money? For his family. So that he doesn't have to work 8-5 for the rest of his life while putting pennies into our 401K. The job he wants means he'll be gone a few days at a time but when he's home he won't have to go into the shop. And it means a huge pay increase which will help us build our credit, get out of debt and hopefully allow us to purchase land and a house. He wants to do this for our family and I'm supporting him.
In February he switched companies (same type of work) and the guy told him that after one year he could start training for another position so he was pretty happy. Since then a few things have happened to make him second guess whether he wants to do it or not. First, he found out that the guy right above him wants the promotion so that means DH will have a longer wait. Then he recently found out that in addition to knowing all of his work, he'll have to know other stuff as well, plus the company made the pay slightly lower for trainees. He's taking all of this into consideration. He's still willing to do it, he's just upset that it keeps getting harder and harder.
My question is this. When something seems to keep jumping out of your reach do you keep going or just assume it's not meant to be?