You don’t have to look far to find someone going through a tough time.
All around us: people suffering through persistent, mysterious pain and illness; parents and grandparents worried about their children’s difficulties; folks suffering the loss of loved ones;… Hardships abound.
When challenge 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 mind set. 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 you get lemons, make lemonade.”
We know what they mean. But, if you are confronting a difficult circumstance, considering new possibilities is a constructive, resilient path. Take it.
PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace
Since 2005, he has been sharing his thoughts on the organization, leadership, and communication in an online daily note to teammates called Daily with HQ.