Years ago, I told my husband I would give up dancing if that meant I could have a horse again. That was such a lie. I couldn't give it up. In fact, I just finalized the deal to let the horse go to someone else to enjoy so I can refocus that time and money on dance. I do know people who have given it up, though, who had been very dedicated. One couple just couldn't get to the level they wanted to, and they decided they'd rather stop dancing than continue not living up to their own expectations. Another competed for years and met basically all of her goals and I think she just lost her heart for it.