... it's a question asked by many overclockers, I'm sure. One way to cope with the unpleasant feeling of having failed in overclocking/benching once again is loads of alcohol, another way is to sell all your gear and never overclocking again.
Another way of coping was introduced to me by Leeghoofd, himself a notorious failer in overclocking: playing the game Chicken Invaders 2. No, it's not really an intellectual challenge, nor does it require real skill ... but that's exactly what you need to boost your self-esteem again!
Having failed at the latest ASUS/AwardFabrik Tech meeting, Leeghoofd and myself started playing ... and got caught on tape!