It can be very challenging to stay on track - to calmly look for ways to learn from a setback and develop a plan to help us restore our equilibrium.
We have to ask ourselves whether the alternative of abandoning hope is useful, especially when we compare it with what we might learn.
This one's a bit personal, but I hope you'll find it useful.
I write this blog a few hours from the anniversary of the death of my first wife in 2005. I'm reminded once again of her courage as she set out to make the most of the time she had left.