Obstacles do not block the path. They are the path.
When you think about your competition, how do they make you feel? Do you feel weighed down with anxiety and the burden of trying to find ways to keep up with them?
Too often entrepreneurs and organizations look at their competitors as obstacles that must be walked around, climbed over, or in some cases, ignored. They fail to see that the obstacles presented by their competitors provide opportunities that create new paths for growth and differentiation.