The objective of all the business books, guides, and audiotapes are to help run a smooth business without facing any obstacle until you achieve your business goal. That being said, isn’t it strange that people have been writing books from the time when business was conducted on a barter system and now when all the business has become mere debit and credit?
The fact is that from the beginning till the present business has progressed, and during each era, people wrote books to overcome the obstacles faced by businesses at that time. In other words, it’s the existence of obstacles that guarantees progress and growth for a business.
If I analyze my life and see where I am standing at present, then the only conclusion I come up with is the fact that it is the obstacles that I have faced at different points in my life the overcoming of which has lead to what I am today. Therefore, if there were no obstacles I wouldn’t have known what I am capable of or the path I need to take in life. After facing plenty of obstacles in life in general and business in particular, I think myself capable of telling you a thing or two about obstacles and how they contribute to prosperity in business. In the following lines, I’ll be discussing with you the 3 major reasons why obstacles will help your business.
Imperative For Growth:
The first and perhaps the foremost important reason why you need obstacles in your business is the fact that they bring growth to the business. For a business, it is imperative that it takes on new challenges, because if it does not take on new challenges it would continue with the same profitability and soon some other competitor will beat the business in the market. Therefore, in order to keep on rising higher, a business needs to find the obstacles in its processes and in the market so that it can overcome them and make the business grow and soar to a higher level.
Perhaps the biggest yet mostly ignored the reason, why obstacles are important to a business, is the lesson they bring. The common trend is that when a business comes across some obstacles, people start finding ways of overcoming it. Although it is the rational way of dealing with the obstacle, however, it is merely superficial and the underlying lesson that the obstacle brings goes unaddressed. To me, every obstacle brings a lesson, and if that lesson is learned by the business, then nothing can stop the business from becoming a success and avoiding inconvenience in the future.
It happens most of the time that a business decides upon a particular goal, then devises a specific path to reach that goal in a given time frame. Although the path selected by the business is the best as per the calculations, however, in some cases it happens that some obstacle surfaces during the path that causes the business to change the route, and to the surprise of the business, the new path selected proves to be more effective and efficient for the business. Therefore, the presence obstacle signifies the possibility of a new path, which the business might take in order to avoid or overcome the obstacles. Hence, for the possibility of finding a new path a business must appreciate the existence of obstacles.
Now It’s Your Turn!
What kind of obstacles have you faced in your business? How have the obstacles impacted your business? Do you think that obstacles are good for business? Please share your precious views in the comments section below.