You can’t obsess about the outcome of each single day — but instead, focus on the holistic process and effect of multiple solid days and attempts together.
… to intentionally create pain in your life? The type of pain that creates growth. To quote the poet Douglas Malloch, “Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind the stronger the trees.”
The pursuit of excellence requires an intimate relationship with both pain and curiosity. Growth can’t happen without pain. Nor can it happen without the insatiable desire to see how far it can go.