In previous blogs the theme was the plan and steps along the way to the fulfillment of that with passion and purpose.
When we stay focused on our purpose inevitable problems come along, from various sources.
At those moments, we need to focus on the purpose and our passion, instead of the problem at the time.
We choose to stay true to our passion, and thus, to ourselves.
Viktor Frankl wrote a book titled “Man’s Search for Meaning.”
He was a Jewish psychiatrist who was taken to one of the death camps in Nazi Germany.
All of his family and all of his friends were gassed and murdered.
He talks in his book about a day he stood in front of the Gestapo stark naked.
They’d taken away the prisoners’ clothes and even Frankl’s wedding ring.
As he stood there with nothing at all, he suddenly realized there was one thing the Nazis could not take away from him, namely – his choice of how he would respond.
He wrote: “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.”