Times of hard trying are actually times of trying hard. Sometimes you get used to things settling for themselves, but there are also times when things simply won't come into place no matter what you do. It is perhaps the way of the Universe telling you that you are on the wrong path and you need to adjust a bit. You then sit down and reconsider your strategy of approaching the important things you want in life. It's essential that you don't lose yourself in the process, that you don't lose hope and it is very important to always keep your greater goal in sight. So breathe... relax... and get ready to kick some ass.