...the farther the occasional fall is.
This is good, though it rarely seems it at the time.
The higher you stand, the stronger your voice, the keener your skill, the more people who join with you -- the more your potential to do great good things.
Or to do immense damage.
It's through the setback and reversal that you can understand defeat, nourish it, understand what your adversaries go through as you succeed. You can grow empathy, not weakness nor destruction, but true empathy. And perhaps, humility.
"That was the lowest moment I had yet encountered in my life. The phones in my office were even quiet, which had never happened before. In fact, I suddenly had a lot of quiet time to think, and I reviewed the situation objectively… I had lost my perspective and started to believe the news stories about me having "the Midas touch" when it came to business. I had become complacent. My momentum wasn't where it should have been… It's odd, but in retrospect, I think having a near wipeout made me a better businessman and certainly a better entrepreneur. I really had to think in out-of-the-box ways to keep from being buried alive." - Donald Trump