Ever been in a hurry to get some where or grab that parking spot right next to entrance to the mall only to have to slam on the brakes to slow down for a speed bump? There are times in my small business activities when I'm rushing ahead and, out of nowhere, hit obstacles that slow me down.
My first reaction is to be irritated and lose my focus on where I'm actually headed. Most of us just don't like being "slowed down" as we drive to our destination. Worst of all, someone else may beat us to the ideal parking slot we spotted. But, there are other spots in the lot that will get us safely parked and into the mall.
What you learn over time is to be prepared for speed bumps. They exist for a reason. They don't prevent you from continuing down the road. They do ask you to slow down and pay more attention to what's going on around you and in the near distance.
If you haven't encountered any small business speed bumps yet, you will. Keep your focus on the big picture on the horizon line. You'll get there despite the obstacles you'll encounter along the way as long as you keep driving in the right direction and slowing down for the occasional speed bump!