Viktor Frankl, the psychiatrist who survived a Nazi death camp, wrote the following in his memoir Man’s Search for Meaning:
- Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Last week we talked about the power of indifference toward things we can’t control. What we can control is our perception of the stimulus and resulting actions, and the key to that control is the space between an emotional trigger and our response.