Viktor Frankl on why you can’t be replaced

“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone’s task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.”

–       Viktor Frankl

Automation is coming! The robots are taking over! The Brookings Institute estimates that 25% of US jobs are at high risk of being automated. Hint: if you’re in production, food service or transportation you’re particularly in danger.

Emotional intelligence is one of the things that so far is least likely to be automated. If you want job security invest in your emotional intelligence.

But Frankl isn’t really worried about automation. He knows you can’t be replaced if…

If you

  1. Quest to find out what your mission is in life
  2. Look for your specific opportunity to implement your mission.

If your life can’t actually be repeated by anyone, or by a computer, make it obvious. 

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