How do cyclists and car drivers alike deal with potholes? Avoidance is best, steering around the holes. Sometimes however, it just puts you into the next lane or in the path of a car. If it can’t be safely done, you have to ride it out and hope, as a cyclist, that you don’t get thrown off your bike.
Business is a lot like a road with potholes. You face obstacles and you have to make choices every day. Can you avoid the obstacles? Do you have to hit them head on? What happens when that doesn’t end well? You have to make a split decision and hope for the best.
After all, you don’t know how deep that pothole is or even what is in the bottom of it. All you know is that you can’t avoid potholes forever. Sometimes they aren’t even as bad as you thought they might be.
The thing is, we anticipate spring, potholes and all. It should be the same in business. Anticipate the successes, even though you know there will be some potholes along the way.