One of my favourite university professor, Bert Vail at Nova Scotia Tech, said once "We are never aware of the growth, only the pain." I have often thought of that and said it to people often. I have found it to be true. We learn much more from our failures than our successes. We enjoy the success and move on. Mistakes and failures stay with me much longer. So when you are going thru a rough patch remember Bert’s saying,
"We are never aware of the growth, only the pain."