Between Stimulus and Response

     “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.

     “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.

     “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

– Viktor Frankl*

Although this quote is most often credited to Viktor Frankl, its source is actually found in the forward to the book, Prisoners of Our Thoughts: Viktor Frankl’s Principles for Discovering Meaning in Life and Work, by Stephen Covey (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2010).