Sunday, September 19, 2010


Chinese Symbol for Crisis, Internet Domain

I've always found it very profound and intriguing that the Chinese symbol for crisis is composed of two symbols for danger and opportunity. In this sense, the Chinese symbol crisis can mean "opportunity" in a time of "danger". A wise man will always look for the opportunity in a crisis as opposed to others who react with hand wringing and panic. Kipling got it right in his famous poem “If” when he observed, “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing'll be a man my son”! As the saying goes, "Some people see the crisis in every opportunity and others see the opportunity in every crisis". My favorite definition for luck is "when preparation meets opportunity". So work to be prepared and don't panic when a crisis occurs---look for the opportunities and succeed.

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