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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]One writer described life as building a plane whilst learning to fly.
This refers to the constant demand to respond to life’s expected and unexpected challenges.

Although life can push crisis management skills to the limit, your mindset plays no small part in determining what you perceive a crisis to be.

The strap line of a well known insurance company stated ‘we won’t make a drama out of a crisis’. This points to the idea that life is not so much what happens to you, but how you respond to it.

There are 3 keys to crisis management that I find useful:

1. Perception – The way you look at the crisis
2. Action – The steps you take
3. Will- The power to follow through

I have also found that sometimes a crisis isn’t a crisis at all, it’s just a problem I have delayed solving for a long time, that is now demanding urgent attention.

When this occurs it is usually because of an unhealthy perception which has led to either some action or inaction, without any consistent follow through.

One thing a crisis will do, is provide the stimulus to respond, and this is where choice takes place.

Your response can be positive or negative, proactive or reactive, but in responding always remember to adjust your perspective to ensure the crisis you face isn’t just an illusion.