One thing I have been encouraging myself to do more often is to see every difficulty as an opportunity. Michael Hyatt has a saying that I find so true; when facing the unexpected, approach it by asking this simple question - what does this make possible? I love this thought because it's a refreshing shift in perspective.
It means that I determine how I allow an actual difficulty to affect me. It means that what was meant to be difficult, could actually be a welcomed opportunity, that wouldn't have emerged otherwise. Your perspective of a situation could be the difference between a perceived curse or an actual blessing. One sounds considerably better than the other. But its ultimately your choice which point of view you'll be swayed by. So think wisely.