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Crisis is an event or a situation that impacts and influences your life over which you have no control, or you are not the cause of, or responsible for. It is something that you have no control over. It can be at the global level, continental, country or personal level. But today I focus at the personal level.

It may be an economic downturn like lost of job, losing your house to the bank, big loss in business, death of person that you solely depends on or our beloved ones, a divorce, or health crisis. In more than 30 years that I have already lived, personally I have go through a lot of crisis and what I am advising you today are tactics that have worked for me and I believe they can work for you as well.


Personal Crisis can hit us any time.

Yes, it can hit us any time between young adulthood and old age. And in a fast-changing, turbulent, highly competitive business environment, you will have a crisis of some kind every two or three months. That means, as Brian Tracy would say, if you are not in the middle of the crisis then you are probably about to enter into crisis or you are just from the certain crisis.

How do you overcome a personal crisis.

Now bear in mind that it not what happens to you that matters, It is what you do with what happens to you that matters. Doing nothing during crisis is not an option. You can not just let thing happens. You have to do something. If you do nothing, then the crisis will destroy you. And Worrying is most useless activity in human life, it changes nothing except your blood pressure.

The following are 6 ways that can help you deal with personal crisis more effectively.

Develop a Contingency Plan.

You need to have a contingency plan for possible emergencies and crises. What steps would you take if something went seriously wrong? What would you do first? What would you do second? How would you react? Develop a scenario—a story line and a plan—describing how you would handle a negative situation, if it occurred.

Prevent the Recurring Crisis.

A crisis, by definition, is a once-only, unexpected negative event. If there is a recurring crisis in your company or your life, one that repeats itself regularly, especially cash crises, then you are dealing with a deeper problem, usually incompetent or poor organization. To ensure that it does not repeat itself, after you have resolved it for the first time, do a thorough debriefing on the problem. What exactly happened? How did it happen? What did we learn? What could we do to make sure it doesn’t happen again?

Make a list

Make a list of the people in your life who are really important to you. Promise yourself that you will give high priority to doing whatever seems necessary to honor and strength your relationship with those people . This will protect you from the danger of letting time go by and contact with them fade until one day you wake up in an uncontrollable situation  fearing that it is too late. Don’t wait until dear friend dies to deal with the fact that you don’t have unlimited times.
Try to celebrate Mid life events and transitions in ways that help you feel their significance and share it with others. Make a ritual or a symbolic gesture of letting go of the past and welcoming the future. A 40th or 50th Birthday party can be a big occasion for summing up the past and looking brightly towards the future.

Make some friends.

Make some friends who are five or ten years older than you. Observe how they cope with mid-life transition, and talk to them about their feelings and strategies .You can learn from them the secrets of their success, and their mistakes. Always remember that a crisis is usually not just an external event that is upsetting you, but an inner lack of faith in your ability to grow and learn. It is very easy to lose faith when we have avoided facing a problem or challenge and it suddenly forces itself upon us. But when the initial stressful impact wears off we can usually mobilize our resources. Give yourself time to do that before you worry that a crisis is going to overwhelm you permanently.

Practice Thinking Ahead.

One of the key strategies for business and personal success is “crisis anticipation.” This strategy is practiced by top people in every field-executives, managers, entrepreneurs, and leaders, especially military leaders. You practice crisis anticipation by looking into the future three, six, nine, and twelve months ahead and asking, “What could happen to disrupt my business or personal life?”

Use your personal crisis as a Motivation factor.

Use your personal crisis to motivate you to pursue a better diet and exercise program. The fear of aging and death can be powerful stimulus to get people to value their health and the years they have left. Take stock of just what conditions you are in and what you are doing for your health and well being. A crisis can sometimes be the results of your deeper self-warning and protesting about mistreatment and neglect. Pay attention, value the message you get in your crisis and do something about them.


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