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Hitting a Roadblock

“There’s got to be another way.”

That is the line that runs through my head whenever I hit a roadblock and also the exact line that I shared with one of our VArmies the past week.

In one of her tasks, she was hit with a roadblock. So, I went in the software and tinkered with it a bit. What was supposed to be appearing wasn’t and while I can’t possibly solve the software’s backend, I thought to myself, “There must be another way of getting this data.”

And there was.

I sent her a video on what to do and how I navigated and tested my solution.

She responded with, “Wow. I don’t think I would have figured that out.”

I told her, “it’s a mindset thing.”

First, I am curious, sometimes too curious. If something doesn’t go as planned, I always ask why? What can I do then? And I keep searching for solutions until I feel that I have exhausted all avenues.

Second, I am too proud to let a software defeat me right away. Yes, you read that right. It goes back to, there must be another way and I should be able to figure this out.

When you’ve hit a roadblock, do you just give up and call it a day? Or do find other paths and different ways to navigate through that roadblock?



Image by Kristopher Roller


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