The fog was an obstacle. It was keeping me from my destination. I didn't cause the fog and I couldn't lift the fog, but it was definitely having an impact on goals.
Often, we face the same type of obstacle in our businesses: Your boss at your full time job assigns a time-consuming project that you weren't expecting; the speaking engagement you've been preparing for all week is canceled; the policies change on your favorite social media site and now none of your prospective clients see your posts. All of these are obstacles, but you can't just sit and wait for them to blow over like the fog at the airport!
I didn't just sit and wait. I called the airline's 800 number and changed my connecting flight, I caught up on my business emails, called a few clients, recorded a video message to my tribe, moved around appointments I had scheduled for the next day (in case my connecting flight was also delayed), drafted several blog posts (including this one), and caught up on some reading. I could have been stressed out and yelled at the gate agent (like one fellow passenger), but what would that achieve?
What are some of the obstacles you currently face in your business? How do you plan to overcome them? If you can't overcome them, what will you do while you wait for the fog to lift? Share your experiences in the comments.