Obstacles in the workplace or business can become a positive opportunity to focus on a more intelligent path toward your goal. It is the kick in the seat that moves successful people forward rather than the pat on their back. Here are some useful tips to turn setbacks into greater opportunities:

1. Cultivate your mentors. Seek for the people with whom you can consult on a given situation to help you get sound advice and to help you continue in rough waters.

2. Change your strategy. Absorb and adapt why your prospect is saying no to help you gain access to that difficult account.

3. Be willing to grow. Accept negative feedbacks and let uncomfortable spaces allow you to grow.

4. Disengage yourself from the conflict. When you come back to it, you will be in a better frame of mind to decide on the best course of action.