Around the holiday season you’ll see an avalanche of optimistic posts from inspired friends taking on new challenges with gusto.

Hey, if you get just 1% better every day for a year, you will be 3700% wealthier and stronger.

But the reality is that you will inevitably take a L on some days, no matter how hard you hustle.

So be kind to yourself on days you’re not winning.

Don’t be discouraged, since your winning days will more than make up for the disappointments.

Faced with unanticipated setback, that’s exactly the moment you grow— to exceed where others quit.

As long as you don’t quit, you win!