On my first day at the gym, I started with lifting weights.
It was really painful.

I closed my eyes, trying to gather all the possible energy within me when my trainer instructed, No matter how much the weight is, don’t ever close your eyes.”

Soon after, I felt I was about to faint. I looked down on the floor, shouting to release the pain.
My trainer shouted back, “When in pain, don’t ever look down. Always look ahead”.

It was only after years of working out that I realized he was not talking about working out, he was talking about life. 

It may get painful. It may get difficult.
We can either choose to close our eyes, look down and avoid. Or we can choose to keep looking ahead.

Facing it is the ultimate win, irrespective of the outcome.