“There is only one way to learn,” the alchemist answered. “It’s through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey.
~ From, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
This hits home. Hard.
My greatest curse as a Trader, Son, Student, Husband, Father, and Human is that the only way for lessons to stick with me is for me to just do it. I have to learn the hard way. No amount of book reading or lecturing or modeling will teach me the way mistakes in the heat of battle will.
I wish it were not this way.