We often find ourselves faced with unfortunate circumstances that seem to be preventing us from being where we really want to be. These circumstances can be things like bad coworkers, time crunches, poor timing of events, and more.
The common mistake that so many people make is that they try to somehow fix these circumstances instead of taking the easier route. Instead of trying to fix every problem you come across, try being more flexible and more capable of working around obstacles as they arise.
There’s no need to tunnel through a mountain when you can just go around it. Many issues you’ll face, as frustrating as they may be, are out of your control. If one of your coworkers isn’t pulling his or her weight due to a poor work ethic, you can’t do much to change that person and you may not have the power to fire them and get a replacement.
You just have to bite the bullet and pick up the slack for them so the project gest accomplished. This can be applied to many other parts of your daily life. If you find yourself coming in late to work each morning due to traffic, there’s no sense in getting mad about it and hoping everyone moves quicker.
You’ll just need to leave earlier or find a different, less crowded route. Another example would be if your boss had an attitude that you didn’t like. Sure, you can try talking to them and try to change how they act every day, or you could learn to almost tune it out.
Blow it off and move past it, and don’t let it get to you. Learning how to move around obstacles is very useful and can save you a lot of time and stress. Something that you do need to be careful about is making sure you have a clear understanding of problems that you can’t fix and problems that you can.
If you can’t fix a problem, working around it is obviously the best option, and sometimes the only option that will get you anywhere. However, don’t get too caught up in avoiding and moving around problems that are solvable.
If you can fix it quickly, then you should, because that problem will only come back to haunt you in the future. If you’re using this strategy appropriately, though, you’ll find that your life gets a lot simpler and happier.
There will be no more getting upset because the traffic is heavy that day – you’ll be able to accept that it is what it is, and spend your energy being passionate about something more important.