As much as we would love life to just fall into place and have everything just work out perfectly, it isn’t the case. We make mistakes and we learn, we fail and we grow, it’s part of life. It’s rare our first painting is our masterpiece, there is countless hours of developing the creative muscles and the skill muscles in order to create something spectacular. If we don’t experience the pain or the sacrifice required along the journey to our masterpiece we have missed it. We have missed seeing the beauty in the hardship, in the everyday struggle and along the journey. Our success isn’t about a destination, it’s about an everyday journey of ups and downs. If we can understand this and appreciate that failure comes with success and learn to find peace and gratitude along the journey, than you have already found success.