You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes...
...you'll find, you get what you need.
There's so many ways to interpret this famous line... Lately, I've been finding myself coming short of my wants and getting pretty phased by that. Is my best not good enough? Why am I trying so hard? Is what I want really what I want?
I was walking to my car one day and this song popped in my head and It became all clear to me. The struggle is part of the process. The struggle really makes you take that step back and re-evaluate what parts of yourself you need to work on, what steps are needed to get to what you really want. The most important thing I feel like I've gotten out of this how beneficial it could be to use all the energy from bad situations where you don't get what you want to better grow yourself instead of placing blame on others.
Nobody perfect, and i'm definitely not a exception to this rule. I have a lot to learn, a lot of growing to do. I guess the moral of the story is... take the negative energy, turn it around and invest in yourself so the next time around when opportunity knocks, you're ready to rumble!