I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum. – Frances Willard
Positioning can make the difference of having the wind in your face or at your back.
Those are muscles we need to build. Skills that help us cope, pursue with resilience and overcome obstacles an invaluable. Those are muscles we need to build to get better.
As we know, any skill overused becomes a weakness. Balance those skills discernment and assessment, making a conscious choice of how much to invest, particular when the wind is blowing fiercely in your face. Add to your assessment the opportunity to repivot and have the wind at your back.