I believe that life teaches us everyday. There is an opportunity to learn from everything. And when you're faced with a hard situation, think about what you can learn from it and how you can benefit from it. No one's life is perfect and no one turns out exactly the way they wanted or expected, but life need not be a burden or something that you dread.
Destiny and fate may take you to a distance. You have to help yourself along the way. In life, the end product is certainly important, but it's how you got there that matters the most. The journey is more enjoyable & enriching than the destination.