Panic comes from fear. Fear is something that you can't avoid, but it's not something that you should let control you. There will always be some threat hanging above you (and sometimes it'll be more serious), but if you're in a situation where you can't help but feel fear, being as calm as you can is the first step in getting through that fear. The next step is choosing to overcome your fear and take action to do so.
Being as calm as you can helps you make the best possible decisions. You consider as much information as you can before you make your decision. The calmer you are, the more you strategize clearly. Most people will tell you that it's wise to think before you act. That's why keeping calm is so important.
Keeping calm in spite of all the calamity gives you a competitive advantage. While others panic, you are strategically thinking ahead. Ironically, your calmness can be your source of strength.
Roderick Conwi is a professional development coach and writes at NourishmentNotes.com about lifestyle development. He is also the proud parent of two silly boys. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.