Two Quotes You Need to Hear Today
Will Armstrong *
Armstrong Public Relations *
As a public relations expert, I have learned that the key to success is not in controlling everything that happens to you, but rather in how you respond to the challenges that come your way. This is why the quote, "When you can't control what's happening to you, control how you respond to it," is so powerful and relevant to the work I do every day.
In the world of public relations, things can change in an instant. A crisis can erupt out of nowhere, or a negative story can go viral before you even have a chance to respond. In these moments, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and powerless. But it's important to remember that even when you can't control the situation, you can always control how you respond to it.
One of the ways I do this is by taking a step back and assessing the situation objectively. Rather than letting my emotions get the best of me, I try to look at the facts and come up with a plan of action. This might involve drafting a statement or press release, reaching out to key stakeholders, or engaging with the media to set the record straight.
But sometimes, even with a plan in place, it can still feel scary to jump in. That's where the second quote, "When it feels scary to jump in, that is exactly when you jump," comes in. Because the truth is, sometimes the only way to move forward is to take a leap of faith.
In my experience, the times when I've felt the most scared or unsure are often the times when I've made the biggest breakthroughs. Whether it's taking on a new client, launching a bold campaign, or speaking up in a difficult meeting, it's important to trust your instincts and have the courage to take action.
Of course, this is easier said than done. It takes practice and perseverance to develop the resilience and confidence needed to respond to challenges in a positive and effective way. But with the right mindset and support, it is possible.
So if you find yourself facing a difficult situation, remember these two quotes. Remember that even when things feel out of control, you have the power to control your response. And remember that sometimes, the scariest moments are the ones that lead to the greatest growth.