Character in Crisis

We all know that human beings behave in a certain way in certain situations. But one of the most important aspects which differentiates between a normal person from an achiever and a leader is how you behave in times when the chips are down, when you are in a crisis scenario.

Many a times we see ourselves frustrated over things when things doesn’t go as planned and when we don’t get what we have always wanted. That’s perfectly normal, but that should not stop us from following our dreams or to be better.

We get blinded by the things that are not working, because our brain is designed to act defensive and protect ourselves in times of crisis. It secretes hormones which makes our heart beat faster and our decision making slower, which tells us to elope from that situation rather than face the situation.

But what if I tell you that there is a way to trick your brain? What if I tell you that come any situation, if you do these 3 things you will be able to tackle any crisis.

Let me share with you the 3 things I do when I face crisis:

  1. Take a deep breath – This lets to ingest more oxygen. Your breathing pattern normalizes and your brain calms down.
  2. Think differently – Understand first that anything in this world is possible if you truly want to do that. Whenever you face a situation which is not going in your favor, ask yourself this question:  Can this be done differently? When you ask this question to yourself, your brain moves to the thinking mode from the defensive mode. Your heart beat slows down and your palpitation normalizes.
  3. Always have a Plan B – With me facing more personal and business experiences and by dealing with plethora of situations on a daily basis, I have understood that it is imperative to always have a contingency plan. Always have a plan B and that plan should be as good as Plan A.

Always remember, failure is as important as success. I would encourage you to take risks, maybe fail multiple times before you taste the first sip of success. Don’t be scared of failing. I have failed miserably in my life, and will fail many more times in the future, but that has not and will not stop me from achieving the best. That’s my character in crisis.

Because the truth is when you fail and have nothing else to lose, the only thing that can happen to you is that you will win.

So my question to you is “What’s your character in crisis?”

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