Tribulation is the training ground for perseverance. 

Going through physical and emotional pain is the only way you can hope to attain such a prized character trait. Every time you keep going, or get back up, or go a little further, or do a little more, you’re building up one of your most important assets. And this asset delivers phenomenal returns. 

According to Paul G. Stoltz, Ph.D., perseverance or grit is the key to entrepreneurial success. It is, literally, the one character trait that makes the difference between failure and accomplishment in most things in life. 

Are you rejecting pain or embracing it? Are you giving up at the first tinge of discomfort, or are you pushing past it? Growth is reserved for those gritty ones who persevere, especially when it hurts.