No one escapes difficulty. It’s part of life and a healthy part (maybe the healthiest part, if properly understood). Typically, difficulties will migrate from emotionally uncomfortable to devastating if they are viewed as unwarranted, have no use, or are not deserved. Aside from accidents and disease, most difficulties we experience result from our choice, not chance, meaning we are not victims of our difficulties, but collaborators at some level. Regardless, the final result of something going sideways should never be viewed as a crash to an end, but a journey into a new beginning. Whenever we see the end of something we value in sight, the first line of both defense and offense is a “beginning” of new behaviors to see if the end of that thing is certain. If your best effort and new behaviors confirm the inevitable end, new habits of improved behaviors and discipline are primed for a new vision and direction. The “catastrophic end” we often label is always a beginning in disguise, and the quicker we realize that, the sooner our resources become applicable to what’s next instead of what’s done. Crash into a new beginning today.