"I have never met anyone, young adults and older, who has not experienced some type of pain in their lives, which has resultantly helped in shaping their maturity and wisdom. This is a normal process in life, unfortunately, and it’s fairly easy to recall or research examples from biblical stories of wisdom and redemption, or the efforts and persistence of athletics, as it is all around us. The key is that we act after we fall. We must act in a way that assures any lessons learned are transferred into the new action. We must act after failure, and we must act with wisdom."
-- Timothy Christian, Behaviors of Change