Stepping back

Sometimes we need to make an effort to step forward. But sometimes we need to also take a step all the way back. 

When we are overplaying our strengths. 

When others are not ready (especially those in power).  

When the law says no.  

When time has run out.  

When another opportunity outweighs our current approach. 

When casualties outweigh the saved. 

When the innocent have not yet been gifted a choice. 

When your approach neglects the need.