The differences between a rut and a grave are; depth and one is temporary. If you're going through some hardships right now, it's only a rut that you can get out of. It could be worse, you could be 6 feet under pushing flowers. You have to understand that there are people in this world that probably have far worse problems than what you're going through. I'll tell you this, you're going to go through some more ruts in your life regardless of how successful you are. When you fall into a rut, ask yourself will I be able to get out of this hole? If it was worth it to start it and then hit a rut, then it's worth it to climb out and continue. Climb on to the top, have all your equipment and mind ready for what ahead. Don't be discouraged, that feeling is only temporary, you're working for a long life of happiness.