Prisoners of Our Thoughts: Viktor Frankl's Principles for Discovering Meaning in Life and Work

Prisoners of Our Thoughts Viktor Frankl s Principles for Discovering Meaning in Life and Work Principles for Finding Meaning in Life Work World renowned psychiatrist Viktor Frankl s Man s Search for Meaning is one of the most important books of modern times Frankl s extraordinary personal st

  • Title: Prisoners of Our Thoughts: Viktor Frankl's Principles for Discovering Meaning in Life and Work
  • Author: Alex Pattakos
  • ISBN: 9781576754061
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Paperback
  • 7 Principles for Finding Meaning in Life Work World renowned psychiatrist Viktor Frankl s Man s Search for Meaning is one of the most important books of modern times Frankl s extraordinary personal story of finding meaning amid the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps has inspired millions Frankl vividly showed that you always have the ultimate freedom to choose7 Principles for Finding Meaning in Life Work World renowned psychiatrist Viktor Frankl s Man s Search for Meaning is one of the most important books of modern times Frankl s extraordinary personal story of finding meaning amid the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps has inspired millions Frankl vividly showed that you always have the ultimate freedom to choose your attitude you don t have to be a prisoner of your thoughts Dr Alex Pattakos who was urged by Frankl to write Prisoners of Our Thoughts and Elaine Dundon, a personal and organizational innovation thought leader, show how Frankl s wisdom can help readers find meaning in every moment of their lives Drawing on the entire body of Frankl s work, they identify seven core principles and demonstrate how they can be applied to everyday life and work This revised and expanded third edition features new stories, practical exercises, applications, and insights from the authors new work in MEANINGology Three new chapters outline how we all can benefit by putting meaning at the core of our lives, work, and society And a new chapter on Viktor Frankl s legacy illustrates how his work continues to influence so many around the world.

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    1. An updated take on the issues explored in the previous parts of the series. Great to read through some more modern examples.

    2. Be the creator of your own growth and happiness: Prisoners of our Thoughts brings to life one of the most important principles that Viktor Frankl awakened in many of us - and that is that "everything can be taken from a man bute last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of cirucumstances, to choose one's way". Given what I have learned from this one quote, I feel a responsibility to recommend Prisoners of Our Thoughts to others. Dr Pattakos both captures the experien [...]

    3. Just read Frankl.Quotes:"If we just intellectualize these core principles and verbalize them, but do not share and practice them, we would be like a person who is blind from birth explaining to another what it means to see, based on an academic study of light, its properties, the eye and its anatomy.""(1) we are free to choose our attitude toward everything that happens to us; (2) we can realize our will to meaning by making a conscious commitment to meaningful values and goals; (3) we can find [...]

    4. The thing that moved me the most about this book was the clarity it brought to some of Viktor Frankl's ideas. I am especially fond of the idea that life is full of meaning and purpose but it is up to the individual to create it for themselves. There are ways of rising above the human condition, not escaping it, but transcending it through liberation from poor values, perspectives and attitudes. Personal growth is a trail walked alone and yet we are all on it together. True inner freedom only com [...]

    5. I would've given this book a two or three, but the writing is so uneven it's difficult to gather the good from the bad. I agree with another reviewer - just read Frankl.He goes on and on against complaining before adding the nuance that complaint might be part of the clarification that leads to action. This is typical of Pattakos's inability to distinguish one type of struggle versus another, a situation of "unavoidable suffering" in a concentration camp vs the struggle against bad working condi [...]

    6. В целом книга довольна интересна , ибо содержит полезные советы и мысли для дальнейших размышлений с применением их на практике. Тем не менее минус заключается в том, что поскольку книга является неким сборником толкований мыслей и теорий, высказанных в другой книге, да ещ [...]

    7. چنگی به دل نمیزد ترجمه کتاب هم ناجور بود تنها خوبی که داشت این بود که کن رو ترغیب کرد که برم کتاب در جستجوی معنا را بخونم فقط همین

    8. Meh. I had high hopes for the book after reading Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. After reading it, I was disappointed. I didn't think it added anything that wasn't captured in and executed better in Frankl's book.

    9. My copy of this one is stamped "discarded" across the bottom of the pages a no-longer-circulated library book I purchased at a discount. (For those of you reading this on my blog - check out the "Abebooks" icon at right. It will take you to a network of discount booksellers offering new and used books at super-low prices.) But taking this one out of circulation is a shame. It's a relatively young book, published in 2004, and it strikes an excellent balance between old-world philosophy and new-wo [...]

    10. In a practical and easily accessible way, this book shows the reader the nature of philosophical factors that can shape a person's view on the meaning of their life and work. As the book almost exclusively references the work of a Viktor E. Frankl, it is not nearly comprehensive or ground breaking enough. But it is pleasant to read and take in as a mental breath mint refresher.

    11. This book, along with Man's Search For Meaning (Viktor Frankl) will absolutely change your life as it has countless others, including Christopher Reeves, John McCain, Nelson Mandela and several other inspiring people of the world. Every person in existence needs to read both of these books. An absolute life changer. Possibly saved mine.

    12. I am still amazed as how easy we fall pray to our own thoughts--and thus, take us the wrong wayd then, we somehow "wake up" and realize we are not where we wanted to be.Well--this book is for you will help you identify the little things we need to pay attention to in order to stay true to our intentions.

    13. Notimpressed. I expected this book to take Mans search for meaning one step futher giving real & known examples who benefited from practice. The orginal book stands as only book that should be enough.

    14. Amazing book on the power of perspective and choice. A practical reflection on the choices available to us humans, and an invitation to learn and practice our unique ability to choose our attitude in response to the circumstances and events outside our control.

    15. Buku ini ceritanya sih terapan konsep Logotherapy dari Viktor Frankl. Bukunya sendiri lumayan lah, ada tambahan sedikit-sedikit dan tidak hanya mengutip Frankl saja tapi kayaknya mendingan baca bukunya Frankl saja sekalian.

    16. When you're frustrated and stuck in your job or a place in your life, this is the book to pick up. I'm not sure all the "exercises" are meaningful, but the jist of the book is good (and not too heavy of a read).

    17. Recollection of discussions about life and work between Victor Frankl and author Alex Pattakos. Some interesting insights which made me add Victor Frankl's own work to my reading list.

    18. لاشيء جديد في هذا الكتاب! ذلك الكلام الكثير الذي يتردد في كتب تطوير الذات تم إعادته مره اخرى!

    19. So far adds little to Frankl's writings, and what it does add is done in very shallow simplistic fashion. Maybe it will get better

    20. Not all that bad, but it never really grabbed my attention. There are some good principles throughout the book and it did expound a little more on Viktor Frankls work.

    21. it seemed like the author was living someone else's life. his personal story wasn't compelling. His claim to fame seemed to be that he knew Victor Frankel.

    22. كتب ورد ذكره في دورة الكارزما الروحية الكتب جيد في الجملة ومليئ بالتجارب ، قرأت النسخة العربية وهو بعنوان ( سجناء لافكارنا )

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