Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself
By radclarityadmin | December 22nd, 2008Tweet
Recently, I heard a respected NPR reporter talking about an economy “tittering on the edge of a depression.” While the jury is still out as to how deep the current downturn will be, broad statements like that only cause panic.
In yesterday’s Techcrunch, Brian Solis blogs about how some businesses are becoming paralyzed by fear, at a time when a steady hand on the tiller is critical.
He goes on to say that “fear, and the dissemination of distress, slowly erodes hope, vision and ambition, ultimately killing businesses instead of guiding them. Fear inspires desperate actions. Hope (combined with clarity and inventiveness) galvanizes action and engenders opportunities.”
I agree with Brian that panic is gaining in some quarters. We have met, however, a large number of businesspeople who are turning the current challenges into an opportunity to clarify their vision and becoming more focused on priorities, while not losing sight of the fact that downturns also engender growth opportunities for those who are serene enough to act on them.
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