Success and the Power of Choice

Wednesday February 13, 2013 comments

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

                                                            Victor Frankl

Dr. Frankl’s book Man’s Search for Meaning is perhaps the most important book I’ve read in my own journey toward wholeness.  His central notion is that we can find meaning in every circumstance – including those we judge as horrible.  This entire construct and context is dependent on our taking personal responsibility for our experience and reactiveness.

My work partnering with executives to be a transformational architect of their personal and organizational futures is often centered on helping my clients to have increased awareness of those “spaces.”  Even intelligent, driven and very successful people sometimes get into less-than-optimal patterns where they react too quickly, become victims and go the blame/shame route. 

The prices include a hit to results and a diminishment of any potential for joy and satisfaction.  The lesson of the day: STOP.  BREATHE.  REFLECT on your desired outcome for yourself and for the people you are privileged to include in your life and vision.

Comments, as always, are welcome.

With love and respect,