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Prisoners of Our Thoughts, 3rd Edition by Stephen R. Covey, Elaine Dundon, Alex Pattakos

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MEANING AT THE CORE: Work

The struggle for existence is a struggle “for” something; it is purposeful, and only in so being is it meaningful and able to bring meaning into life.1 (V. Frankl)

We often separate our work lives from our personal lives but, in reality, they are intertwined. Our work lives take our time and energy and often dictate where we live, where we travel, and how we use our financial resources. Frequently, we bring the conflict we have experienced at work into our personal lives, and vice versa. When we consider the amount of time we spend “at work” (both paid and unpaid, such as volunteering), it should not be surprising that the search for meaning at work is—or at least it should be—an important concern. Whether we run ...

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