How Do You Deal with Stupid Challenges

Anna Simpson
2 min readJun 24, 2020

There are good and bad days in life and business. I have no problem with that. We just have to deal with it.

What drives me mad is when technology doesn’t work the way it is supposed to.

Today, it is one of those days for me.

I cannot stand being stuck. I am always applying a proactive attitude and look for solutions. But there are certain issues that I cannot control. And it feels like banging my head against the wall.

Can you relate?

When you are following the instructions and doing the right steps, but it doesn’t work?

So, I am working on a project and it involves integrating stripe the payment gateway) with the online platform I am using to sell my product, and it doesn’t connect. Well, it does, but doesn’t work properly, when I am testing.

There are some things missing. And I cannot understand what they are.

URGH…

I tried contacting support on both platforms. But most of them operate on the American time zones ( I sent those emails at 7am UK time) so I have to wait now.

But I dont want to wait. I have my own deadlines… I need the solution.

I guess, it is time for me to swallow my own pill…

Do your best in the areas you can control but let go of the things you cannot control.

Sigh…

I know this issue will resolve itself one way or the other. It always does. But it is simply annoying.

I guess, what I am trying to say, first of all to myself, is there are many obstacles that get in the way to achieving our dreams. But don’t let those minor setbacks get to you. Don’t let them ruin your winning spirit.

Seek help. Do everything you can, delegate, find other people who can help, but if things cannot be resolved immediately, just let them go.

When you can’t do anything about, just release the pressure.

Fingers crossed, I will be able to resolve this problem sooner rather than later.

But for now, I am just going to let go and let god.

Whatever you are working on, I wish you a smooth journey. If it is not smooth, don’t sweat about it.

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Anna Simpson

Helping people discover, articulate, and monetise their messages and stories, so they can get paid for who they are. www.anna-simpson.com/book