Sure, years come with different challenges, but the way you respond is always your choice. Your responses to experience are what make it “good” or “bad”. It has been you all along and will remain you for as long as you take a breath.
When did you go to the gym fat and come home skinny? When did you eat “clean” for a meal and lose all your fat or put on muscle? The answer is never to both. Why? You want it right now! Can’t you buy it? Can’t you complain until it just magically happens? Nope.
To this day, I always approach everything as if we are outsiders. I assume everything rigged against us. I am not paranoid, I am accepting that when we leave things to chance, there are no guarantees what the result will be. We do not have the luxury of coasting, we have to kill (figuratively), to ensure victory.