All great myths and stories follow a similar pattern. The hero gets distracted and questions his power. He struggles and flounders until he is able to face his perceived weakness. Ironically, it is the struggle that makes him stronger and enables him to meet his destiny. Without the struggle, without missing the mark, without getting lost in the mire of the journey, growth would not be possible. We tend to think of life’s struggles as the cause of our suffering, when in fact, struggle reveals our true power and unlocks our latent potential.
–Darren Main, River of Wisdom: 108 Life-Changing Reflections