Feeling you’re going “against the wind” or “a river’s current” can be a tiring situation. Let it be at work, when you’re trying to involve many people in a new way to do things. Let it be in your personal life, when many people are discouraging you to keep on striving for a specific goal.
To show determination, motivation and perseverance in your efforts can play a big role on the outcome. What might actually be your best asset, though, is finding a way to look the same situation from a different angle. Henry Ford actually said something very interesting about such “against the wind” situations. Here it is: