The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset.
— Carol S. Dweck


We’ve all experienced the excruciating feeling of beating our heads up against a wall. Was it when you were studying for that Statistics exam? It got so bad that your textbook was moments away from the fire. Or perhaps it was when you were trying to learn CSS? You got so close to putting your laptop through the wall. 

The turning point to a fruitful finish, however, is the precise moment we push past these episodes of fruitlessness and keep at it. Persist. Persevere. Snatch the book from the fire. Yank the laptop out of the wall. Get back to it. Be encouraged: this is what growth feels like.