Sometimes it’s the best thing to not get what you want right away.  Not getting what you want gives you an opportunity to show just how much you want it. This is especially true when you strive for a huge goal and come up just short of what you envisioned. That feeling of almost having it is still in your fingertips but you didn’t quite grasp it. Then what? Do you give up altogether or do you capitalize on the progress that you made? I’ve done both. The former feels awful in the long run and you send yourself right back to where you were before. The latter though, now that’s new for me.  Thing thing is, it’s going to take you a long time…