I think this is a good quote to summarize what Goff said in Chapter 6 of Love Does. He didn't give up when the law school told him no. He found a way to make it happen, and this is a very good lesson to learn. If you truly want something never give up.
Sometimes you allow the closet person to you, into the deepest part of your life and they turn around and slap you with it. I have to remember that they are not happy inside or outside. Its clear to see the sasness.