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

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PRINCIPLE 2. Realize Your Will to Meaning

A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the “why” for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any “how.”1 (V. Frankl)

“Oh, I am so happy,” Olivia exclaimed. “I have always wanted a Rolex watch. I can hardly wait to show my friends.” Many of us can relate to the excitement of getting something new, especially if we had focused our intentions of acquiring it for quite some time. It is the promise, the anticipation of pleasure that lures us. But pleasure itself is fleeting and often hard to capture. Although we may have been excited about the prospect ...

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