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39. Temporary obstacle
64. Before Completion
38. Diverging Interests
chien / jiǎn
wei chi / wèi jì
gèn / ken
The northeast does not further.
It furthers one to see the great man.
Perseverance brings good fortune.
The image of OBSTRUCTION.
Thus the superior man
Turns his attention to himself
And molds his character.
Do not blame others for current business problems. Instead, seek their ideas and support in overcoming the issues.
This is only a temporary setback. Don't start feeling sorry for yourself. It's not constructive.
Chien is about overcoming obstacles to progress. Although problems may seem insurmountable, they are not. While external help may eventually arrive, it's important to use this time to gather your strength and seek help from those around you to try and resolve the problems. Work on resolving any internal flaws or weaknesses, and don't allow yourself to become frustrated. This is only a temporary setback. Once these obstacles have been overcome, you can begin moving forward again, but do so cautiously until you are sure that all danger has passed.
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