Viktor E. Frankl

Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it.

2 thoughts on “Viktor E. Frankl

  1. shinichi Post author

    Man’s Search for Meaning

    by Viktor E. Frankl

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

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  2. shinichi Post author

    夜と霧

    by ヴィクトール・フランクル

    成功を目指してはならない 、成功はそれを目指し目標にすればするほど、遠ざかる。
    幸福と同じく、成功は追求できるものではない。それは自分個人より重要な何者かへの個人の献身の果てに生じた予期しない副産物のように...結果として生じるものだからである

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