Setbacks happen. Many times they are painful.

You miss going to the gym after going three months straight. You’re passed up for a promotion. You try a new project idea only to see it fail.

While setbacks will never stop being painful, you can embrace them as a lesson of growth. Rather than running and hiding vowing never to get outside of your comfort zone again, take the lesson (or lessons) learned and come back stronger.

Pushing through setbacks is the cost of entry to a wonderful and fullfilling life.