Crises

December 2, 2009

Crises = danger + opportunity

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger – but recognize the opportunity.”

Richard M. Nixon

Paradox is a characteristic of our modern society. It is so easy to fixate on the danger and become paralyzed. It is so easy to stop thinking and cease to see the bigger picture (the context of the crisis). It is difficult to tear our eyes away from the danger and strike out, with a brave heart, towards the opportunity lying within our reach.

Today I would like to encourage you to see the opportunity in every crises.

You can do this . . .