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

  • 6h 56m 45s
  • Alex Pattakos, Elaine Dundon
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2017

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.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 Life Doesn't Just Happen to Us
  • Chapter 2 Viktor Frankl
  • Chapter 3 Principle 1. Exercise the Freedom to Choose Your Attitude
  • Chapter 4 Principle 2. Realize Your Will to Meaning
  • Chapter 5 Principle 3. Detect the Meaning of Life's Moments
  • Chapter 6 Principle 4. Don't Work Against Yourself
  • Chapter 7 Principle 5. Look at Yourself from a Distance
  • Chapter 8 Principle 6. Shift Your Focus of Attention
  • Chapter 9 Principle 7. Extend Beyond Yourself
  • Chapter 10 Meaning at the Core: Life
  • Chapter 11 Meaning at the Core: Work
  • Chapter 12 Meaning at the Core: Society
  • Chapter 13 Viktor Frankl's Legacy Continues