When driving a car, the idea is to always look into the direction you want to be driving. The experience is, that the direction towards which you are looking also is the direction the car will take.
Consequently, when there is an obstacle in front of you, you’ll assess it to be able to drive around and will look into the direction you figured out.
It’s rarely what people do when it comes to problems they experience. They’ll focus on the problem and keep their thoughts riveted to that problem. Often until they can’t see anything else anymore.
That’s when they drive into the obstacle.