E + R = O
Viktor Frankl was an Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor. His equation E (Event) plus R (Response) = O (Outcome) is an easy way of helping us understand that events in and of themselves don’t dictate the outcome, how we respond to them plays a critical part in determining what happens.
Like all good psychoanalytic theories, this one states the obvious and gives us a foundation to ‘hang’ discussions and analysis on. Our challenge to you as we come to the end of 2020 is to take a look at the events that have impact you and think about how your response will influence the outcome you get….
More about Viktor and his work can be found on Wikipedia and all links beyond!