The pain of failure is also a sign that you are on the right path, because at least you are challenging yourself rather than languishing in soft security. From this perspective failure is never really failure, because it is merely the cost of taking a risk to grow.
Self Creation: the path of fixation leads to death, the path of fluidity leads to life. There is no virtue in consistency if it prevents growth or change. To prevent the death of "one’s self" is exactly what kills us: the inability to grow and transform.
To want to grow is to embrace pain. Growing requires stretching, breaking, and failing so that you become more. Growth can be forced upon you by external circumstances, which are never as kind as taking it upon yourself to start the journey. A little pain for a little growth everyday seems like no pain, it …