When we feel powerless, it is easy to give into despair or anger, to look for someone or something to blame, or even to slip into denial of reality. What if instead we follow the example of Captain Hull and look for small things we can do that move us in the direction we want to go? While it is important to know your long term goals, achievable small steps are often what get us there. Original thinking, believed to be somewhat rare in human thought patterns, nourishes us and fosters transformative actions. Challenges can push us to “think outside the box”, to transform the interplay of thoughts and feelings that define our experiences and the eventual outcomes. Let your current challenges stimulate your mind to recognize small steps that lead to great possibilities.