I was talking to a friend this week about a workshop series we’re leading for this year’s Outdoor Industry Association Skip Yowell Future Leadership Academy. She asked if I heard of this concept ‘The Line of Choice.’ Kind of interesting. I’m going to gloss over it for now.
What I found more interesting was something buried in an article I read about that line. It was called ‘The Magic Quarter Second.’ Essentially, within the 200-millisecond delay between becoming aware and acting lies our power of free will. What Viktor Frankl, after surviving Auschwitz, deemed our one true freedom.
‘Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms–to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.’