When life gives you lemons, make lemonade:

When situations when things may seem to go against what you desire, perhaps the interesting approach then is to use the opportunity in your favor.

For example, I was only told by one of the staff members at my gym that taping weights on top of the barbell was against safety protocol. As a consequence, I just loaded up more weight on the side of the barbell, not really knowing whether I would be able to lift it up or not. This ended up being a blessing in disguise, because even though I made a massive jump, I got it up!

Perhaps this is a great stoic strategy to life?