Let us try on our own and reach the goal. Don't wait for somebody to come and help you. Plan on your own and if you feel external help is required go and request the concerned and take timely actions. Then only you will be successful.
Sometimes, this similar situation happening with somebody else, whom suppose we know closely, and that person undergoing the same situation, and if we are good enough too, to make that worse situation turn as a happy ending for the other. Then, we go and guide the other person to tread the path to happiness, path to a great opportunity again. So, we can explain this in terms of options or opportunities.
A positive attitude will lead to positive results.