Mark Twain

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

- Mark Twain

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Victor E. Frankl: Core Principles of Logotherapy

Learn how to bring personal meaning and fulfillment to your work and everyday life and achieve your highest potential by applying the therapeutic system of psychiatrist and philosopher, Victor Emil Frankl.



Core Principles


1. Exercise the freedom to choose your attitude - in all situations, no matter how desperate they may appear or actually be, you always have the ultimate freedom to choose your attitude.

2. Realize your will to meaning - commit authentically to meaningful values and goals that only you can actualize and fulfil.

3.  Detect the meaning of life's moments- only you can answer for your own life by detecting the meaning at any given moment and assuming responsibility for weaving your unique tapestry of existence.

4.  Don't work against yourself- avoid becoming so obsessed with or fixated on ann intent or outcome that you actually work against the desired result.

5.  Look at yourself from a distance- only human beings possess the capacity to look at themselves out of some perspect6ive or distance, including the uniquely human trait known as your "sense of humor."

6.  Shift your focus of attention- deflect your attention from the problem situation to something else and build your coping mechanisms for dealing with stress and change.

7.  Extend beyond yourself- manifest the human spirit at work by relating and being directed to something more than yourself











Source: Prisoners of our Thoughts by Alex Pattakos. Ph. D.




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