Success and failure are not mutually exclusive… You can't have one without the other.
It is the same with happiness and sadness in life... To fully appreciate embrace, appreciate and encompass happiness you need to have experienced sadness. Life without its extremes would be no life at all.
The quote above came from Bounce, a book I was given as a present a couple of years ago as I began along this mindful journey. It holds a lot of truths for me since my own biggest downfall is the expectation of being to run before I can walk. I know this is crazy, maybe even arrogant to think that should be the case ...but my irrational mind often runs away with itself before I am able to to catch up and give it a good talking to.