Today, more than any other time in modern history, life is presenting challenges as well as new opportunities.  The trick is to stay nimble and alert to see these not as obstacles to manage or cope with, but rather as possible great opportunities to be capitalized on.  It’s all in the framing, and then in the actions you take.  If you see something as a negative, you will react accordingly, trying to figure a way around it or how to sideline it altogether.  BUT, if you see the very same thing from a different perspective, as an opportunity that could actually lead you in a new direction, it can be leveraged and take you to a whole new outcome.  One that you never had considered before.  So, the next time life throws you a curve ball, rather than reacting immediately, take a moment to just sit with it.  Let it percolate.  Challenge yourself to see it in a different light, one that might just lead you in a new direction-possibly a whole new chapter.  You may find it to be surprisingly rewarding!