There are times when life just sucks. When things are dark. When life has handed you dark, dark bruises to the ego.
And it can be hard to get over those bruises. They seem more like insulting wounds than bruises.
In these times, remember this: You are only in Act II of a story.
In Act I, we come to care about a person. In Act II, we see our new friend faced with a struggle. And we feel the tensions between struggle and the questions of how we will get to resolution.
Act II is not the end of the story. It was never meant to be.
Keep showing up. Keep on hustling. And remember, the show must go on. Give us the best Act III you can deliver.