Obstacles in your path

As a small business owner… there are sometimes obstacles in my path.   Perhaps a vendor doesn’t deliver as quickly as promised.  Perhaps a recipe goes awry and a batch of soap is ruined… or is destined for my own personal shower.  Perhaps there are not enough orders (or two many).  With the right perspective and a positive attitude these same obstacles can create new opportunities, or cause a business owner to re-think his/her path and make corrections.

While traveling on a weekend get-away, we came upon this obstacle carried into the road by an avalanche:

Depending on your perspective – you can view this as an obstacle in the road, or a convenient rest stop!!

(Keep in mind… this structure was built of cement… to make sure it would withstand harsh winters…)

What obstacles have you encountered… that ended up steering you to new opportunities?