Unexpected twists can be painful. They mess with our wonderful plans and push us to consider alternatives and approach things differently.
The funny thing about this change is that the process becomes easy, enjoyable even, once we accept the fact that changing our approach is the only alternative. It is accepting the unexpected twist that causes most of the pain.
What if, instead of simply accepting unexpected twists, we expected them?
What if we called projects with no unexpected twists unexpected?
A simple flip could get rid of a lot of unnecessary angst.