Your gain in no pain

Lately, we have seen a number of very public failures, followed by a steady stream of amateur philosophers telling us that ‘life is about growing from mistakes’.

Well, let me tell you how to really grow. Learn from one key mistake as quickly as possible.

And what is that key mistake? A belief in handed-down nonsense such as ‘no pain, no gain’ and ‘if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again’.

Look around you. Does Mother Nature believe this nonsense? Of course not. Everywhere you look you see obvious signs of the power of the easy way. Only we humans celebrate the false benefit of pain and failure.

So, learn from your one repeating mistake and grow from this: If at first you don’t succeed, don’t try and try again.

Try something else, try something easier, try not to be so trying.

Believe me, no pain will be your gain.