“When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters – one
represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.”
— Saul David Alinsky
Not sure where to start, the first thing that comes to mind is how Chinese characters are just so interesting to me. I would love to learn Chinese, but I know how difficult and time consuming it will be so I stay realistic and just recognize a couple of characters here and there.
Well, the real meat of the quote for me is the word crisis. I think that the Chinese character has it right and a crisis is an opportunity for danger. I think the way we handle ourselves in a crisis situation really says a lot about us. I have experienced crisis situations at work and in real life and I have to say that I try to keep my cool and look for a solution.
How do you handle stressful situations, do you freeze, do you react, do you maybe overreact?