Sunday Quotes: Opportunity from Crisis

I’ve come down with an illness that’s sort of knocked me flat, making rehearsals for the last few days a very large challenge.  Still, nothing to worry about, and it’ll all be fine, but the thing that I’ve been the most grateful for (aside from my wonderful wife and kids being awesome), is that the cast and company of The Usual have responded in a tremendously positive way.

This had me thinking  about how, with the wrong reaction, a minor crisis could easily turn into a major one that really wreaks havoc on a project.  On the flip side of that, a good team can take the moment and soar.  I’m blessed to be working with such a good team.

When written in Chinese, the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.
– John F. Kennedy

Problems are just opportunities in work clothes. 
– Henry Kaiser (although, I always think of my friend Dana White, who lives by this motto, introduced me to it, and brings it to every lighting design he does!)

Try to relax and enjoy the crisis.
– Ashleigh Brilliant

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
– Winston Churchill

Remember, the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability.
– Ho Chi Minh

2 Replies to “Sunday Quotes: Opportunity from Crisis”

  1. In my line of work, I see people in crisis all of the time, but it is what propells them to change. As you were saying, the crisis presented the opportunity. People often stay with the status quo until crisis hits. Later they say, “I can’t believe it took that for me to change.” I loved your post.

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