It’s one thing to not be overwhelmed by obstacles, or discouraged or upset by them. This is something that few are able to do. But after you have controlled your emotions, and you can see objectively and stand steadily, the next step becomes possible: a mental flip, so you’re looking not at the obstacle but at the opportunity within it.
As Laura Ingalls Wilder put it: “There is good in everything, if only we look for it.”Ryan Holiday – “The Obstacle is the Way”
It’s going to suck at times. It’s going to test you, over and over, and to degrees you didn’t even know were possible.
And yet… not only will you get through it, you will be forged by adversity into one who is stronger than had all of this never happened.
I believe in you. I know you can make this good. Not pretend this is good, not deny the many, many fucked up things about it, but make this good.
And the only thing needed from you is the will to do so.