It’s much better to be in a bad place
but working in a good direction,
than to be in a good place
but heading in a bad direction.
Your current situation may feel like the most significant and important thing in the world right now.
Much more important, however, is what you choose to do with the moment you’ve been given.
Optimizing for forward momentum is almost always more useful than fixating on the difficulties of the moment… or the failures that brought you there in the first place.
Where you’re at matters. But where you’re going matters more.