There is something to be done but effort is likely to be expended in
vain. It is advisable to cease expensive activities and conserve
It may pay to accept defeat and save whatever you
can from the
situation. There may be other opportunities to achieve your aims.
It is possible that the constraining force is not
strength but should still be respected. For example, it may be
necessary to abandon an ambition purely out of consideration for other
Note that the constraint arises from external
factors rather than any inadequacy of one's own.