When it rains, it pours... So you gotta learn to dance while you walk around in the rain.
Yes, sometimes visibility is bad and terrain is even more rugged - so yes, you may collide with something or someone; you may even fall flat on your behind. What's important is dusting yourself off, wringing out your clothes and trying again - every day, even when it seems impossible.
Events in our life - death, illness, failures - can serve to make us stronger, smarter and wiser. And they will. If we let them.