Naturally we shy away from pain. However there are times when we should push through it and others where we should just quit.
You probably have heard someone say if it’s not coming easy, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it and to back off let it happen naturally. (ie if you ought to be doing it it should be easy).
You are doing something completely new and it’s painful because you haven’t experienced it before – you should push through.
So which is it?
There is no strict answer, you learn through experience.
However in the meantime pick up The Dip and have a read, helps you learn when to stick and when to quit.