The original poster's point is taken. It's always too soon to give up. (Almost always) But I disagree with the statement as made.. The hardest part is not the beginning. The hardest part is the endless middle. The long countless, thankless, weeks, months, years, when you are striving faithfully, but seeing absolutely NO results. In fact, you're seeing only more indifference, if not active hostility. It is here that your faith and endurance will be tested.