The third installment of what helped in slay my own personal dragons and to push through adversity and succeed; Gain perspective. The passage of time really helps here but the quicker you put your situation in to context the better. I found when I experienced my challenging time recently that I became depressed. This was a first for me. It shook me at my core and really scared me. However, with the passage of time and real perspective you see how fortunate you are to be alive. Look at the misery around you and I strongly recommend that you read In Mans Search For Meaning by Victor Frankel. It is a quick read but will provide life long lessons for you. Good luck. Onwards!