Most of the time, it's a good strategy to shift gears, to downshift and reduce the effort that it takes to keep moving. It's appropriate. After all, I have to get up the hill, have to force my way into the wind. I'll slow down, but my workload stays the same.
Sometimes, though, that choice just seems like I'm giving in. Sometimes, I stay in gear.
And work harder. Smarter.
When you face a challenge, do you downshift, or stay in gear? Every situation calls for its own answer.