Do not despair when you face a difficult situation

If you find yourself in a tough situation, do the following:

1. Ask yourself, what is the worst that can happen?
2. Prepare yourself to cope and deal with that worst-case scenario.
3. If something bad does occur, meet it with calm nerves in order to deal with the situation better.

Those [i.e. believers] unto whom the people [hypocrites] said: `Verily, the people [pagans] have gathered against you [a great army], therefore, fear them.’ But it [only] increased them in Faith, and they said: `Allah [Alone] is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs [for us].  (Qur’an 3: 173)