Every crisis has the opportunity to do things better. If you’re afraid of a particular situation or problem, you’re right; you should fear it. And if you don’t fear it, you have an opportunity to learn something new. There are two schools of thought on what counts as a crisis; those who believe it’s all about fear and those who believe it’s all about opportunity. Which school of thought you subscribe to depends on your point of view.
Personally, I believe it’s more about chance. Sure, there are natural disasters that cause human casualties; floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, fires etc. These are just natural disasters, nothing to get overly excited about. What counts in a crisis is the reaction of the people or individuals affected; how do they handle it, how do they adapt?
Unfortunately, I believe the answer to every crisis is an opportunity. Because each individual responds differently to situations and circumstances, we have to adapt to a way of handling the same in different situations. We learn from each other and move on. Each individual dealing with a particular challenge has an opportunity to do something different, to learn something different, and move on.
It’s also important to understand that every crisis isn’t really a crisis at all. The Bible says to trust and give heed to God, to know that he is able to do what he put his hands on. In other words, we don’t go into a crisis “stuck.” We find opportunities to go forward. (The phrase comes from the story of the man who found the one sand stone that turned into a boat.)
When you’re in a situation that seems overwhelming and you can’t seem to get yourself clear, you have an opportunity to step back, to look at it as a series of puzzles, to figure out which pieces matter most and to put them together. You have an opportunity to go from being “stuck” to” solved.” And you have an opportunity to go from being “in the water” to swimming. Don’t lose sight of this fact. Everything happens for a reason. What you focus on and make your intentions to act on, will ultimately determine how you experience life.
In the event that you feel you are “stuck,” don’t give up. There’s always another opportunity. Find the problem and solve it. It may require that you go through a very uncomfortable experience, but you’re going to feel so much better when you solve the problem than when you keep walking in the same place.
Every crisis is an opportunity. As you go through your day, you’re going to have many opportunities to find something different or go with your gut. Don’t squander these opportunities. Instead, utilize them. Look for something that you believe in strongly and that really resonates with you deeply. Find a solution to a problem that you believe in strongly and that really resonates with you deeply.
Every crisis is an opportunity. Sometimes you’ll discover that a problem you were looking at is bigger than you first thought. And sometimes, you’ll find out that you’ve been doing something incorrectly or are missing out on an opportunity that really is available to you. Go ahead and use these opportunities to find something different or go with your gut. You’ll be amazed at what you find yourself capable of.
Every opportunity in your life is an opportunity to learn something new. As you learn something new about yourself, about your world, about any problems you have in your life, you’ll be able to figure out how to deal with it in a better way. Sometimes, you’ll even be able to fix it. Other times, you’ll get an opportunity to get better.
Every crisis is an opportunity to do something different. If you’re afraid that you might face a situation where you have to make a decision and you don’t know what to do, don’t be afraid to go into those situations and figure out how to handle them. Be willing to change yourself to try something different in order to overcome whatever fears you might have. Remember that there are going to be people in your life that will always try to discourage you from trying something new or from doing something differently. But as long as you remember that there is an alternative to that and you look at the situation and analyze it well, you should have no problem overcoming that and figuring out how you’re going to deal with it.
Every crisis is an opportunity to do things differently. If you can discover what you were afraid of in the past and overcome those fears, then you might just have the opportunity to do something completely different in your future. It doesn’t matter if it’s a new business or a new relationship. Figure out what drove you to do something different and figure out how you can use that to move forward. You might just find that the road is actually a much longer and easier path to take.