Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.
— Aldous Huxley(1954, Public Domain)
…There are two components to this: putting yourself in the arena with the understanding that this is where you will be constantly tested; and developing the mettle that only comes with facing your experiences head on. Prepare to do battle each day, welcome each experience, and handle each with skill and precision. Gauge your results and prepare for tomorrow. In this way, your personal and spiritual growth is assured.
MSH, Penn Wealth