If you get hit by a ton of bricks, consider how to use them to lay a firm foundation for continuing on.

Tony Robbins has a technique called “effective questions” to turn your thinking around. When faced by a problem or in dire straits, ask yourself empowering questions such as, What is good about this situation? How can I turn it around? Is there a useful lesson here?

Closing quotes:

“The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is the way you use them.” — Anonymous

“We acquire the strength we have overcome.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson