Can Being Too Calm In A Storm Cause the Ship to Sink in the Sea Of Complacency?

It seems as many are preaching; “Everyone Just Remain CALM!” I think many preaching that are misleading the realities of Crisis Management.    


OK, I, too, believe that calm heads prevail. However, I also think that avoiding fear though an appetite of calmness can send one on a path to defeat. Those who prevail can corral their fear and turn that fear into  Prepared Calmness” 

When did it become a bad thing to fear or have apprehension about being calm while misinformed about danger? 

Being prepared will bring calmness, and the path to preparation will be full of scary and threatening obstacles. As one faces these challenges, they should be fearful. It will be from their fear, which will give birth to a better, safer path. 

I suggest before you sit back and are swallowed by misguided calmness. You first understand the threat around you then invoke your common sense and courage to defeat that which you fear. All the while, remembering, soon, something will change, and a new fear will emerge. 


Don’t hide from fear under a blanket of calmness. Instead, harness fear and prepare to remain calm again temporarily.  

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Ray Stasieczko
Ray Stasieczkohttps://www.linkedin.com/in/raystasieczko/
THROUGH my creativity and passion for innovation, I help organizations navigate through needed changes. Over the past thirty years, I have had successes and faced challenges. The challenges organizations face today, I not only recognize them, I’ve experienced and navigated them firsthand. Delivering services to all marketplaces continues transforming. Competition is coming from places no one would have imagined. My innovative thinking benefits organizations who recognize change is needed, and more importantly, recognize the value of creativity fueled by experiences. The future of the business to business or business to consumers marketplace will require unique collaboration. I understand the importance of collaboration and have the imagination to bring uniqueness in delivering it. I believe successful innovation and transformation only happens “When an organizations focus is on bringing the future to the present, instead of bringing the past to the future.”


  1. Ray, you hit the nail squarely on the head. Preparedness can lead to a feeling of calm. Anxiety can lead to fear. What we fear most is what we cannot, see, feel or understand. Thank you, Ray, for sharing your article.