There are two powerful instincts we need to fight when things don’t go as we’d like.
The instinct to hide, to go ahead as if nothing happened.
And the instinct to find an immediate, easy, known answer.
In both cases, we take a shortcut, as we are basically hoping that things will magically go back to normal. It might even be the case, but it is rare.
If we can fight those forces for long enough, a more rational approach might kick in. It’s when we start looking at the situation, we collect facts and data, we formulate hypothesis, we make changes, and we reassess.
Of course, it’s more complex, and it might even get us face-to-face with some hard truths we’d prefer to escape.
And it’s still the most reliable way to move on and progress.