Handwritten quote in blue ink on lined paper with box around words by Viktor Frankl: A human being is not one in pursuit of happiness but rather in search of a reason to become happy.


A human being is not one in pursuit of happiness but rather in search of a reason to become happy. – Viktor Frank, Man’s Search for Meaning True happiness for me comes in connecting deeply with people. Through watching people really come into themselves. To see them living authentically, to live in integrity with themselves, to be as much of themselves as they can possibly be. And to see them getting out there, and fucking getting it....

January 15, 2021 · 1 min · 95 words · Justin Langhorst


A star wants to see himself rise to the top. A leader wants to see those around him rise to the top. – Simon Sinek I spent a large part of today either in a coaching class around branding or thinking about branding. Much of the material and ideas originated from Simon Sinek’s work, so I thought it only appropriate to quote him today. Sinek’s most famous work is all about finding and starting from your why....

January 15, 2021 · 2 min · 337 words · Justin Langhorst


Love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire. – Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning This is the truth as told by so many poets, the final wisdom of so many thinkers. What is love? (baby don’t …) Hah, no. What is unconditional love? Everything. Love is everything. The salvation of man is through love and in love. I consider myself extremely fortunate in that I’ve been able to experience this endless vibrational wave that is love permeating through my body and everything around me....

January 15, 2021 · 1 min · 179 words · Justin Langhorst


Be Americans. Let there be no sectionalism, no North, South, East or West. You are all dependent on one another and should be one in union. In one word, be a nation. Be Americans, and be true to yourselves. – George Washington Personally, I’d go broader. Be humans. Practice curiosity and understanding. Practice compassion.

January 15, 2021 · 1 min · 54 words · Justin Langhorst

Suffering / Living

The attempt to develop a sense of humor and to see things in a humorous light is some kind of trick learned while mastering the art of living. – Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning To find humor in moments of suffering is an art worth mastering. If we have the power to choose how we think about things in any given situation or set of circumstances (and we do!...

January 15, 2021 · 1 min · 179 words · Justin Langhorst
Shape of woman made out of metal affixed to wood siding

Vulnerability, People

As children we found ways to protect ourselves from vulnerability, from being hurt, diminished, and disappointed … now as adults we realize that to live with courage, purpose, and connection—to be the person whom we long to be—we must again be vulnerable. — Brené Brown, Daring Greatly Aluminimum Man, 2020 Aluminimum Woman, 2020

November 16, 2020 · 1 min · 53 words · Justin Langhorst
White doors, entrance to church at the Farmers Branch Historical Park

Door(s) @ Farmers Branch Historical Park

I rode my bike to the park today to work for a few hours and enjoyed 27 acres of beautifully maintained park largely by myself. Craziness, especially given that we are having badass weather lately. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Until we can receive with an open heart, we are never really giving with an open heart. When we attach judgment to receiving help, we knowingly or unknowingly attach judgment to giving help....

November 10, 2020 · 1 min · 92 words · Justin Langhorst

Einstein on reading

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. – Albert Einstein

July 12, 2014 · 1 min · Justin Langhorst