As Margaret J. Wheatley put it, “The things we fear most in organizations- fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances- are the primary sources of creativity.” They are.
As human beings, we need chaos to survive. We need chaos to know who we are, what we can do, and what is important to us. Without chaos, without trouble, we cannot grow. We can’t make new things. New things come from chaos.
When in trouble, instead of mourning, crying, frustrated, get up and design a way forward. If you sit down and collect your thoughts, there are many ways forward. When you are going through difficult times in life, focus on the opportunities ahead of you, focus on growth, not on problems. If you want to grow, don’t see chaotic times in your life as a challenge. It is not a challenge, but an opportunity.
“Whatever it is that you are going through in life, see it as an opportunity for you to live differently, work differently, and love differently. It is not meant to destroy you, but to make you stronger.”
Chaos is not a problem, but an opportunity to grow. Take it, learn from it, and move on.