New Constructive Optimism: Freedom to Make Choices –The Frankl Effect



“no matter how difficult the path may be, choosing to give up, before one has had the chance to fly, only holds the human spirit back…Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.”  Victor Frankl

Critical Questions for Living a Life of Constructive Optimism and Meaning.

1.   Exercise your freedom to choose your attitude

2.   Don’t work against yourself–choose positive experiences and control impulses

3.   Look at yourself from a distance–don’t take yourself so seriously; develop a good sense of humor

4.   Shift your focus of attention away from self to someone or something else (de-reflecting or detaching)

5.   Extend beyond Yourself–Servant Leader “Be a Man for Others”

6.   Realize your need and will to have meaning in life–create a purpose to make a difference

7.   Detect the meaning of life’s moments–Live in the “Here and Now.”

Remember the key element in the Frankl Effect and learn how to implement it in your life to make choices and decisions.

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” V. Frankl

Want more information and understanding checkout this insightful blog–on Emotional Competence 


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