That stops becoming true as we grow older. Or perhaps, the will is no longer as strong as it used to. It becomes so easy to say "never mind" or "it was not meant to be" or "there'll be a next time" or "I don't really want to anyway". Fact is, you do want it - but apparently, not so much as to exert a little extra effort for it.
Random musings at 4 in the morning. Glad tomorrow's a holiday! :)