Obstacles are a key test of behaviors. They can be either in the science, the management or in the funding. With enough passion, you can't put obstacles high enough to stop us. This is our goal. Obstacles come to be viewed as barriers of entry for competitors. Overcome this obstacle and we leave the rest of the pack behind. Obstacles exist to weed out the not-really-committed.

A key behavior for obstacles is recognizing those that are just too hard to push ahead directly, and looking for paths around the obstacle. Time is money. This therefore means you had the foresight to build options into your journey. It also means you had the foresight to document alternate pathways uncovered during your walk down the most promising pathway.

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