Read all you want.
Pray all you can.
Fast all you can.
Get all the advice in the world.
Meet the most important people in the world.
Keep sleepless nights.
Have sex with successful people.
Do all of these and much more, you will still get knocked down one way
or the other in as much as you are creating work that matters.
I have not met/seen/read about a successful entrepreneur who didn't get knocked down in the ring at least once or twice.
If you read all you want and get the best advice and coaching available,
you still will not learn the hard lessons that one has to learn to
become best in class at what you do.
You'd have to learn some things (especially when it comes to
entrepreneurship) the hard way- which involves getting knocked down
before you can learn them well.
But getting knocked down once or twice in the ring is not as important
as getting back up and winning the round. Because that is what we have
to do to be better in life and in our business.