Saturday, September 26, 2009

Looking for meaning in life?

If you are wondering what your next steps are in a job search, or in a life decision/transition, I recommend picking up a copy of - Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl. I continue to come back to this book when reviewing life decisions and trying to understand the impact of decisions on the sources of meaning. Frankl saw three sources for meaning:

1) in work - doing something significant
2) in love
3) and courage in difficult times

Most of book deals with his experience in dealing with life in Nazi death camps and how he and others found hope to survive through meaning. It is not the drive to find pleasure, it is the pursuit to find meaning in life and move forward!

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