Growth comes with both sweet and bitter moments. No true growth experience ever was achieved without episodes of bitter sowing. The laws of nature and common sense dictate: you can’t have one without the other.
If growth were all sweet all the time, everyone would be on board. If it were all bitter, there would be few takers, if any.
You can’t avoid the bitter parts; you can only choose when you want to experience them.
Wisdom says bitter moments are best experienced at the outset (Think sowing), whereas the sweet rewards are best reserved for the end (Think harvest).
I've chosen sweet first and bitter last more times than I'd like to admit. Every time, the initial pleasures weren't near as strong as the aftertaste of regret.
Remember; you can't avoid the bitter in life. It’s painful, difficult, stressful. Everyone has to go through it. The only decision you get to make is when. First or last? Beginning or end? The choice is yours.