What they mean to say is that an every crisis lies an opportunity , depending on how it is looked at. The word crisis comes from the Greek “to separate, to sift” which means to pass judgement, to keep only what is worth while.
This is a famous quote by Albert Einstein which I have recently reflected on when thinking about the prospects of businesses surviving a recession in Australia, the first for 28 years, as a result of the government having to introduce COVID-19 health measures.
8 Powerful Phrases Leaders Need to Say in a Time of Crisis You are understood. Your team, customers, and partners want to know you are aware of and empathetic to their worries. You are safe. You are remembered. It will work out. Here are the facts. Here’s the plan. Good will come from this. You are loved.
Crisis can be either an opportunity or a danger depending on one’s perception about a situation. For a child who was placed in foster care due to loss of both parents, crisis would be viewed as danger because of fear of the unknown, lack of trust in the new family, and inability to cope with the present situation.
The Chinese word for ” crisis ” (simplified Chinese : 危机; traditional Chinese : 危機; pinyin: wēijī, wéijī) is, in Western popular culture, frequently but incorrectly said to be composed of two Chinese characters signifying “danger” (wēi, 危) and ” opportunity ” (jī, 机; 機).
As Kathleen Norris reminds us, the Greek root of the word crisis is “to sift “, as in, to shake out the excesses and leave only what’s important. That’s what crises do . They skae things up until we are forced to hold on to only what matters most.
Sun Tzu: In the midst of chaos there is also opportunity .
But, as Albert Einstein once said: “in the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity.” The transition from brick-and-mortar to online has been ongoing over the last two decades.
This is an Albert Einstein quote. Grammatically, it says ‘ Opportunity lies in the middle of difficulty .’ Opportunity = subject, lies =verb ( means ‘is located’ here,) in difficulty = prepositional phrase. What is it’s meaning in the most basic? When things are challenging, there are chances to do new things.
Things you can say or do to help a person in crisis : Acknowledge their feelings. Witness their process. Affirm their right to speak. Validate their emotional experience. Listen without judgement and be sensitive. Allow them to process what is going on. Let them cry.
Better Ways to Say ‘ Stay Strong ‘ After a Heartbreak You deserve much better than this. I know this hurts right now, but it’s not forever. Whatever you decide, I’m here to support you. Heartache hurts, and I’m sorry you’re going through this. You’ve been handling this so well. I’m so proud of your strength.
Do acknowledge that the person is dealing with an overwhelming situation. Give them a verbal pat on the back for handling hard and often unfair situations without giving up. Don’t simply ignore or minimize what someone is going through. Do sympathize and/or empathize. Don’t pity or patronize.
Chinese symbol : 亂, 乱, chaos , disorder, anarchy, chaotic , disorderly, confused.
“Wherever there is danger , there lurks opportunity ; wherever there is opportunity , there lurks danger . The two are inseparable.”
A crisis (plural: ” crises “; adjectival form: “critical”) is any event or period that will lead, or may lead, to an unstable and dangerous situation affecting an individual, group, or all of society. More loosely, a crisis is a testing time or an emergency.