When met with an obstacle, there are four ways to react:
- Go around. Find a new path to get you to your ultimate goal.
- Plow ahead. Go hard and commit to persevere no matter what happens.
- Retreat away. Return from whence you came.
- Wait. Maybe things will clear up on their own?
They are sorted in order from hardest to easiest.
…and from least common to most prevalent.
…and from least likely to be regretted to most regrettable.
Obstacles are the gatekeepers of your goal, so see them as evidence that you’re one step closer.