Not on that as an over arching maxim. No. I'm thinking more that you seem to have a narrow view of what is a bad/worse circumstance.
I see a person as their situation (or circumstance). You have a brain composed how ever it is with both concious thought and more primal desires/urges, a body with what it has and what you feed it and the brain is impacted by all the experiences of life. The decision you make today might not be the decision you would make tomorrow because somethings change but maybe it will be the same as often things stay reasonably the same. So that is aituation/circumstance. Your whole of physical existence.
It's basically why you can't choose a belief about anything. About religion, about what would be good for breakfast, about how to get yourself in a happier situation. In fact most people's beliefs about what makes them happy constantly are at odds with with what actually makes them happy at least some of the time and in most cases a lot of the time.
How does one in a circumstance where they don't believe they can do better and don't have the skills or know how to access the knowledge to unlock the skills to make their situation better go about improvement? It basically comes down to luck. Your best hope is to hear/see the right thing at the right time when you have inspiration (which is another thing you don't really choose to have) or to give you the inspiration and maybe if the rest of your circumstance doesn't get in your way you can get somewhere.
Your prescription of just working through it reminds me of the brand of Christian who tells you that you don't believe in their god because you haven't prayed enough or read the bible correctly or just gone to church enough or in the right way. They can't accept that you might have just looked at the same stuff and heard the same things and come to a different conclusion because to them it's so damn obvious that if you saw what they saw you would believe what they do.
Everyone wants to believe in the true thing. Either some (lots) have to be wrong - given the number of different beliefs and opinions out there or there are a bunch of different truths or different ways going about things that lead to tglhe same result or varying results that are right for different people.
/here endeth the insufferable ramble that may or may not make sense to another reader.