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

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12 The Meaning Difference®

The search for meaning is a megatrend of the twenty-first century. I’ve made this claim on numerous occasions and have seen it confirmed by many reliable sources with increasing frequency since this book was first released.98 Indeed, in our so-called postmodern world, there is increasing evidence that people in all walks and stages of life either are on a conscious search for meaning in their everyday lives, including their work lives, or at least they are aware that such a search for meaning is both necessary and desirable for their optimal health and well-being.

Meaning is the energy or fuel that motivates us to achieve our full potential as human beings, in our personal and our working lives. As I pointed out in ...

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