Life is about learning.

Use the lessons of life to be a better employer, better employee, better parent, better sibling, better friend, and better neighbor.

Learning isn't something that stops when we leave school. Those lessons give us the basic tools to face the real world outside the classroom walls.

And the lessons of the real world are sometimes going to hurt.

There is a marked difference between people who learn from their losses and people who don't. Would you want your spirit stuck in an infirmary or a prison, unable to seize the opportunity to study, re-evaluate and reconsider what happened and arm yourself for another charge at life?

Look at losses as an opportunity for growth through learning. Life will always be fraught with loss but if we are properly prepared, the loss will not overcome us.

Source: Foreword by Coach John Wooden to Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn, John C. Maxwell.