We often put our characters through the ringer in order for them to grow. So why are we so disheartened when the same thing happens to us?
Don’t be afraid of obstacles or failures in your own life. Once you get to your destination you’ll realize how necessary each of those steps were to help you get there.
As a writer you should have a deep understanding of character arcs. Apply the same principles to your own life. Write your story.
The night is darkest just before the dawn. Your 3rd Act may be just around the corner.