When Winston S. Churchill said: “Never let a good crisis go to waste”, it surely was hard for a number of people to put both words “good” and “crisis” in the same sentence. I wouldn’t blame them; Most people if not all do not want a crisis, no one wishes for one but, haven’t we occasionally looked back and realised that a crisis was needed at some point in our lives? That without a certain crisis, some of the positive changes we needed to make in order to move forward in the right direction were never going to be made? (You can also read this post about direction)

Every now and then, some of us need a good crisis I think. The trick is to not dwell in self-pity but to learn to seek the opportunity that lies within the challenge, to choose what we are going to get out of the crisis…

Steve Jobs, who had his fair share of crisis, once said:  “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

Watch Steve Jobs commencement Speech at Stanford University.

Trust that no crisis is here to punish you. Trust that by adopting the right attitude in dealing with crisis, the dots will somehow connect in the future and you’d be able to say: “That was one good crisis i needed to get where I am today”.


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