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

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5Realize Your Will to Meaning

A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the “why” for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any “how.”36

“It’s going to be a fun week, sailing the Endeavor, tennis, golf, eating, drinking. All the things we are best known for,” said former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski. This statement was recorded on a videotape of a two-million-dollar birthday bash that Kozlowski threw for his wife on the island of Sardinia in 2000. An edited version of the tape was shown to jurors at Kozlowski’s larceny trial, providing further evidence that Tyco had funded its ex-CEO’s lavish ...

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