You don’t have to look far to find someone going through a tough time.

The stories are all around us. People suffering through persistent, mysterious pain and illness; parents and grandparents worried about their children’s difficulties; folks mourning the loss of loved ones.

Hardships abound.

When challenges and disappointing circumstances arise, it’s easy to become downcast and wonder “why me?” Writer and speaker Michael Hyatt poses a question for all of us to consider as an alternative.

“What does this new circumstance make possible?”

It shifts your perspective. It challenges your mindset. It adjusts your sights. It engages your creativity. It moves you into action.

We’ve heard the old saws:

  • “When a door closes, a window opens.”
  • “Bloom where you’re planted.”
  • “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.”

We know what they mean.

But, considering new possibilities is a constructive, resilient path if you are confronting a difficult circumstance.

Take it.