From Pits to Triumphs

In my previous blog, I talked about removing the pits (challenges) from our bowl of cherries (our life). There are many books about this subject, but I have listed my two favorites.

The best book to address this issue of rising above cultural, physical, or family limitations is Johnathon Livingstone Seagull by Richard Bach. The most important lessons Jonathon learned are:

  1. Be all you can be. Do not let imposed limitations stop you, but puruse to be the person you want to be.
  2. Pursue your passion even though it might cause separation from family, friends, or a familiar environment.
  3. Help others to be the people they want to be.

Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl is a biography about his life in a concentration camp and how he endured, survived, and learned from that experience. His message in simple terms is a person gets what he focuses on.

If you have never read these books, I encourage you to do so. They will help remove the pits at the same time you have the opporunity to learn from them.

A favorite saying is titled the 3 C’s: You must make the choice, to take a chance, or your life will never change.

21 thoughts on “From Pits to Triumphs

  1. Jonathan Livingston Seagull is a favorite of mine. I love the message. You are so right without taking chances nothing will ever change. Loved this post, Karen πŸ™‚ xo

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  2. I’ve never read either of these, but I am familiar with the first. Both sound like life-changing books.

    I also love the three c’s at the end of your post. Something to remember each and every day of our lives!

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  3. I love the two books you’ve featured, Karen. Viktor Frankl’s work – especially – has inspired me for decades. In fact, he’s the reason I studied psychology. Thank you for putting the spotlight on these two incredible books and revered authors. I needed this blessed reminder. πŸ’—

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