Poets need pain to write from the heart.

Athletes need to tear muscle to build muscle.

Caterpillars need to struggle out of their cocoons to become butterflies.

Scientists need multitudes of failed experiments before they make their great discoveries.

We need resilience to be successful.

We need pain and discomfort to build resilience.

Don’t try to escape it.

Don’t spend your days wallowing in it.

Embrace it.

Allow it to shape you, but not define you.

And then, when you’re strong enough, share what you have with the world.