Crisis management

This haiku was written a few years ago, at a time when I was struggling with something that seemed really big to me. Since then it’s become a mantra for me when I face difficult situations or decisions, at least when I have the presence of mind to think of it.

People handle almost every crisis in one of two ways: we avoid it or we rise to the challenge. We shrink or we expand.

I’m not saying one is always right and one is always wrong. Just usually.