"In the Orient young bulls are tested for the fight arena in a certain manner.
Each is brought to the ring and allowed to attack a picador who pricks them with a lance. The bravery of each bull is then rated with care according to the number of times he demonstrates his willingness to charge in spite of the sting of the blade.
Henceforth will I recognize that each day I am tested by life in like manner. If I persist, if I continue to charge forward, I will succeed." -From, "The Greatest Salesman In The World" By: Og Mandino