"What doesnt kill you makes you stronger." -Nietzsche This quote from Nietzsche is probably one of his most popular. You can hear this line being phrased in movies where it is an often used good guy quip but how many really know what it means?
To me, it means that everything in life offers us a chance to learn something about ourselves in victory and especially in defeat. Defeats show us how not only to be stronger but how to become stronger by showing us our weaknesses. In victory, it shows us how to be stronger internally because it takes a tremendous amount of fortitude to be gracious.
The potential for growth is always there especially if you are a martial artist.