You have to play hurt
No one gets through the day unscathed. Physically, mentally, socially.
But if you intend to stay in the game, you have to learn to move through pain and discomfort – however it shows up. You have to learn to persist, to keep moving, no matter the circumstance.
Every world-class athlete knows this. Every high achiever knows this.
To those focused on excellence, there is no alternative. Sometimes, most times, you have to play hurt.