Articles by Sarah
Once again, Berrett-Koehler's eNewsletter provides a solid half-hour of good reading, covering everything from the insightful to the silly. On the insightful side is the second edition of Alex Pattakos' book, Prisoners of our Thoughts: Viktor Frankl's Principles For Discovering Meaning In Life And Work.
In his book, Pattakos captures seven core principles—inspired by the writings of psychiatrist, neurologist, philosopher and best-selling author (!) Viktor Frankl—to apply to various work and life situations.
My favourite is Pattakos' fifth principle:
Look at yourself from a distance. Only human beings possess the capacity to look at themselves from a distance, with a sense of perspective, including the uniquely human trait known as your sense of humor.
Check out a PDF sneak-peek of the book to read about the other six principles.
In a recent blog post, Pattakos discusses five ways in which we can find meaning in the setbacks and problems we experience daily.
Alex Pattakos will be in metro Vancouver on August 6, 2010 to speak at the 6th Biennial International Conference on Personal Meaning. For more information and to register for the conference, check out the International Network on Personal Meaning website.