I came across the above picture of my daughter today when I was contemplating a problem of my own, and I couldn't help but see a new perspective or approach.
I saw a big muddy puddle. Muddy is what most of our 'grown-up' problems are - difficult to see through, unclear as to where to go, and no definitive answer or solution.
As I looked at the picture, I thought, I need to stop analyzing from 500ft above my problem. I need to lay down in that big, muddy puddle (a.k.a my problem). I need to roll around in it, I need to pick it up and throw it, I need to splash, I need to play, and then I will sort it out.
By changing my perspective on my problem, the solution became clear.
What puddles do you have around you right now? How could splashing and playing open up new possibilities?