Tweet version: “Challenges don’t always need a head-on response. A work-around is often smarter. Should you fix the printer now or just go to the library?”
Stuff is going to get in the way. No matter what you’re doing, you will run into obstacles. Our first reaction is to attack the problem and move on, but it’s often better just to go around.
If the printer breaks while you’re in the zone, don’t let that derail you. Just go to the library or Kinko’s and fix it when things are slower.
Make sure you pick your problems. Don’t let it happen the other way around.