The victories bring joy, and new opportunities. The defeats bring wisdom, strength, determination... and new opportunities. In this way, life moves continually forward. In each moment, you can build upon whatever has come before.
Sometimes things happen just as you expected they would. And then there are times when nothing goes the way you had it planned. In any event, there is a way to respond triumphantly. There is a way to gain value from it all.
Learn to see the value no matter what outer conditions and circumstances may be concealing it. Know that there is value, and you will find it.
Right now, you are where you are supposed to be. For right now, you are where you can truly make a difference. The ups and downs and ins and outs of life have brought you to this day. And on this day, you can make something beautiful out of it all.