Ann Landers famously said, “Problems are opportunities in work clothes.”

If you look back on your life, you’ll probably find many times when something went wrong; then, as a result you discovered something that could be SIGNIFICANTLY improved — something you’d never have seen without the problem guiding you to the opportunity.

The challenge is that when we’re in the middle of a problem, it’s hard to step back and say, “Oh good, this is an opportunity.”

But when we do (even if through gritted teeth) we open ourselves up to new and better ways of living.

Starting today.