We've all had these experiences. That's not to say that there aren't some truly awful things that result in real trauma, but the daily frustrations and trials we go through often morph into funny stories and lessons that we're later happy to have.
The trick is to realize this as they're happening. I've been described often as someone who stays unruffled, and that's really my secret. No matter what's happening, I just remind myself that with the perspective of time it's not going to feel like a big deal. I try to imagine myself in the future, looking back. Will this really seem like a catastrophe then?
A great point. I've had life moments like this or climbing epics that seemed absolutely horrendous at the time. But as the author says, we just need to be able to see the moment with perspective.