You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures. In times of stress, be bold and valiant. Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them. Energy and persistence conquer all things. Until you try, you do not know what you cannot do. Do or do not. There is no try.
Imagine you only have one year to live. What important things would you be doing? How would you be allotting your time to accomplish the most you could? This exercise is one method of going after your priorities. If you have a lemon, make lemonade.
The Universe Law is impartial. It will give you anything you believe. It will throw you garbage or roses depending on the energy you put in. You are the one in charge, and you must accept that and stand alone. If you think God is coming down to fix things for you, forget it. God is out playing golf A man may fall many times but he will not be a failure until he says someone pushed him. Do not play for safety; it is the most dangerous thing in the world. When one door closes another opens. Expect that new door to reveal even greater wonders and glories and surprises. Feel yourself grow with every experience. And look for the reason for it First we will be best, and then we will be first. Do or do not. There is no try.