It’s time to get real and admit there are certain things that are beyond your control. Stop beating your head against that wall and tell yourself you can try again at a later date, when things are more in your favor. Today, just get a fix on what you can accomplish and ignore the rest. In a way, you’ll be giving yourself a road map to follow, and it won’t steer you wrong. This is not a good day to push your luck, so hold off asking your boss for that raise.