Recently I watched a wonderful presentation about Shavuous by Rabbi Zacharia Wallerstein, who I greatly admire and respect for who he has become and what he did. In it he said that the completion of our struggles and challenges in life is "what we do with them". (enjoy his talk here)
This surely applies to you as it does to me. In my case, the positive outcome of my struggle for Kavanah is that people all over the world are being helped with their challenge to have kavanah with the beautiful Kavanah Kards that Hashem brought about.
This is such an important point!
We are supposed to believe "b'shvili nivra ha'olam"--for my sake the world was created. How is that possible? How does Hakodosh BaruchHu "create" a world for each one of us? Through our personal experiences in life. No one has the same experiences, with different parents (or the same parents in different circumstances), different locations, friends, interests, stimuli--even foods. It is our unique combination that results in our "world" that Hashem created just for us.
You have surely had experiences which made you who YOU are, and I want to acknowledge you today with this heartfelt, moving piece sent to me by one of my sons, who validated my struggles as I validate yours.