When dealing with a problem, it’s all about perspective.
In the past, I’ve defined myself according to my accomplishments or standings; for example, my parents’ firstborn, the short black guy, a graphic designer, an actor, and so on. But what do you do when there are no new accomplishments? No visible forward movement? What do you do when life throws you a disruption of epic proportions and it becomes clear that the circumstances are out of your control?