The only question you need to ask about life starts with this Big Hairy Ass question:
What is the reason you are living? Victor Frankl challenges us about the meaning in life when he says: Survival for what? Those who survived the ordeal of concentration camps in WWII created a future orientation rather than a self-center orientation. They created in their mind’s eye a future desire for re-connection with someone or something outside of themselves. This ability to find a mission outside of yourself is called Self-Transcendance and says is the secret for creating a meaningful purpose in life.
More questions for Self-Reflection:
I go to work each Monday at_________ because I want to______________.
Self Coaching Challenge
What is your professional vision and purpose________________________________________________
What do you need TO do in order to grow and develop as a leader________________________________
What do you want to focus on in your position and what motivates you in your present job___________________________________.
Quote: “The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last of one’s freeoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance…Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’.” Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
Reflection: Why am I Living? Victor Frankl challenges us about the meaning in life when he says: Survival for what and What? Those who survived the ordeal of concentration camps in WWII created a future orientation rather than a self-center orientation. They created in their minds eye a future desire for reconnection with someone or something outside of themselves. This ability to find a mission outside of yourself is called, Self-Transcendance and says is the secret for creating a meaningful purpose in life.
Self-Coaching Challenge : Over this weekend take a few moments of alone time to wrestle withe these questions and then capture your thinking in your Personal Learning Journal. Then build a plan to translate you thoughts and insights into concrete actions for living a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
“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
According to the American Journal of Psychiatry, Dr. Victor Frankl’s work is “perhaps the most significant thinking since Freud and Adler.” Beyond Freud and Adler, Dr. Frankl spells out a very powerful approach to finding meaning in life where happiness is a by product of living a life that does not focus on yourself, money or materialism. Continue reading “Finding Meaning in Life: A Different Point of View–Victor Frankl’s Self Transcendance”