Thrive : The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
by Arianna Huffington
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In Prospering, Arianna Huffington, makes a vibrant and advocate for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today’s worldArianna Huffington’s personal awakening came in the form of a fracture of the cheekbone and a nasty scar on her eye, following a fall caused by exhaustion and lack of sleepAs co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, one of the fastest growing media companies in the world, celebrated as one of the most influential in the world of women, and which adorn the covers of magazines, she has been, by any conventional measure, an extraordinary successYet, as she found herself going from brain MRI to CAT scan to echocardiogram, to find out if there was an underlying medical problem beyond exhaustion, she wonders if this success really feels likeAs more and more people are realizing, there is much more to living a real success in life than just earning a bigger salary and capturing an office cornerOur relentless search for the two traditional measures of success, money and power, – has led to an epidemic of exhaustion and diseases linked to stress and a deterioration in the quality of our relationships, family life, and, ironically, our careersBy being connected to the whole world 24/7, we are losing our relationship to what really mattersOur current definition of success is, as Prospering shows, literally killing us.We need a new way forwardIn an opening speech Arianna gave at Smith College in the spring of 2013, she compared our desire for power and money to two feet from a three-legged stoolThey can hold us in place temporarily, but sooner or later, we’re going to rock.We need a third leg–a third measure for the definition of success–to really thrive.That the third measure, she writes in Prospering, includes our well-being, our ability to take advantage of our intuition and inner wisdom, our sense of wonder, and our capacity for compassion and generosity.As Arianna points out, our praises celebrate our life in a very different way from th
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