Don't allow life to make you angry or depressed. What you think is the end of the world now may really be a wake up call to something better. This concept applied when you accepted your diagnosis as an alcoholic or addict. You may have thought then that you could never be happy again. But if you believe there is something more important than what you think is so important, you will connect with a greater purpose which will enable you to turn hardship into victory. Perhaps it is more important for you to learn patience than it is for the red light to change to green immediately. Perhaps it is more important for you to learn to ask for help than it is for you to know the answer to a problem easily. Perhaps it is more important that you learn how to overcome resentment than it is for you to work with colleagues who always agree with you. Remember that if you don't believe in something more important, then you will never find it. If you do believe in something more important, you have a chance to live a better life.
Think about how there is something more important than what you were originally thinking is so important. Find something positive about your hardship. As the second half of the serenity prayer states in part, "Accept hardship as the pathway to peace."