Day 22: To prevail, have a why.
There are books that captivate us and make us glued just to see the ending. Each paragraph in such books is filled with deep power to change one’s perspective about life for better. One of such book is man’s search for meaning by Frankl. Viktor Frankl is a Holocaust survivor, and the lessons and discernments he shares in this book are one’s he personally wrestled with. Surviving concentration camp was not something anyone of them hoped.
Frankl found out that majority of the prisoners died from lack of hope and something to live for. He writes how he kept himself alive by dreaming at some point lecturing after war about the psychological lessons to be learnt from the Auschwitz experience. He concerns himself with why some people survived in the camp. He says; having a WHY enabled people to bear the HOW.
A human being is a deciding being.Viktor Frankl
This brings me to my hunch for today inspired by Frankl; If you think, only about deprivation you will lose the interest to live and pursue your goals. If you think freedom, you will welcome opportunities and ‘HOW’ will establish itself. Your past and the challenges you face each day in your ventures is helping you become who you are supposed to be.
To bear and overcome in your day to day affairs, I am convinced you need to find a higher purpose to live for. Know why you have to live, why you have to succeed in that venture, why you have to do it. It will be a fuel, and like Viktor Frankl, you will survive deadliest of situations.
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