DO NOT LET IT LIVE YOU
“Between stimulus and response there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.”
- Victor Frankel
In Man's Search For Meaning
Victor Frankel lent us a hard-won kernel of truth he learned in the Nazi Concentration Camps.
Daily he faced death, cruelty, deprivation, and the burning urge to hate.
But he realized that stimulus and response were not joined at the hip.
They was a small space between the two.
The space in which to choose.
He could choose hate, a wild scramble for survival at any cost ...
or he could choose to focus on learning what he could in that crucible
and to help his fellow prisoners.
You cannot do everything.
But you can do something.
A small course correction can take you miles closer to peace if you steer wisely
or wreck you on the reefs if you choose unwisely.
Problems are just roadblocks ...
and detours exist for each one you will meet.
The trip may be longer,
but the journey may be more interesting, exciting because of them.
Setbacks may shake us
but they do not have to define us.
Your adversity is not your identity.
Your identity is
how you respond to it.
But then again
adventure is just
the other guy having
a terrible time, right?
HOW DO YOU APPROACH LIFE?