And just to add on to what this man said, I don't think they only make us ready."We all have a few failures under our belt. It's what makes us ready for the successes." – Randy K. Milholland
Those failures are what make you appreciate the successes so much more.
I mean, I think it took 8 years of addiction and constant f*cking up and failing at things when I was using to appreciate and feel awesome about even just getting an A in a class this semester while sober and going to school.
I mean it definitely took a while to see some things like that, and I think I still have a while to go to take this quote and put it to all the failures under my belt...but I am damn willing to work, wait, and see what success will be greater than some of these failures.
It is something we all deserve to see.