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Prisoners of Our Thoughts, 2nd Edition by Stephen Covey, Alex Pattakos

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4Exercise the Freedom to Choose Your Attitude

Everything can be taken from a man but … the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s way.28

It was nearly midnight. It was time to jot down his final thoughts before darkness fell around him. In just a few minutes, the lights would go out and his cell would no longer be a “writer’s study”; it would be a stark, confining dungeon. For almost twenty years, this had been his home, his office, and his prison. But even though he knew it was not likely that he would ever see real freedom again, he remained true to his core values and life goals. He wrote several book-length manuscripts, stayed in touch with his loved ones, and persevered with ...

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