I guess you know this old saying that if you got a lemon, it is best to make lemonade. How often we think over and over when something happens unexpectedly. Sometimes we just froze or blame circumstances, which are only circumstances, nothing more. What is most important is our attitude to the situation, which happened to us. I think reaction and action to what occurred to us, differs us from losers and achievers.
Sitting and complaining about what if, never helps anybody. It is just a waste of time and energy. Maybe we need to wait, till our emotions slow down, but after it, we need to think over, how to get from this situation.
Life delivers challenges
Sometimes life delivers challenges for us as somebody would look from somewhere how we will behave. It is as the school. You never know which ticket will be on the exam. Earl Nightingale in his famous book Greatest Discovery wrote about one man, who bought a farm, where have been just sand and poisonous snakes. At first, he did not know what to do with it because no plants would survive on this open land. Anyway, he found a decision, which made him famous and rich. He established a farm for snakes, sold their skin and meat and had tourists from far away to visit his place.
No time to give up
This farmer was squeezing lemons and making lemonade. If you got a lemon, you make the best from it. People, who do not give up and see solutions in the worst situations are not extraordinary or superhuman beings. They just decided not to give up and were curious how to change the case for their good.
The human brain has the most significant potential. Regarding Earl Nightingale, the mind is one thing what differs us from pigs. Still, now, computers cannot be at the same level as the human brain. Yes, they can calculate, make operations faster, but think creatively, is a personal priority.