Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
As I continue to push myself to improve and test what I am capable of as a person I have come to realize by reading this book that not every single thing is worth pursuing. I am not a millionaire, I have many goals I have yet to reach, and I work very hard all the time. However, through the reading of this book I have come to the conclusion that perhaps not every pursuit of mine is worth.
I must learn to say NO and take time to center myself and my mind. Arianna Huffington obviously has a life that can allow her to really sit back and work on mindfulness, take it easy, and be quite selective with her actions and workload due to the success that she has created. Many of us don’t have that luxury. Instead of using that as an excuse to not take care of ourselves, use her story to make your life more well rounded.
Don’t work so hard that you sacrifice your health or your family. Take time to understand that as a society we really need to examine what we mean by success.
I have filled a notepad full of ideas, inspiration, and personal goals that I am going to be using to help transform my life. Small steps at first to help me find out where I need to be with my ambitions, life goals, family goals, and personal goals.
You can’t do all of it at the same time. Thrive brings back the focus to what is important in our lives – ourselves – and helps us rethink how we should live our lives so we are not the next person to sacrifice our health at the expense of a few more dollars.
As stated online, this might be the best book I have read in 2014. One of, if not the best book I have read in 2014. A great wake up call to rethink how we define success and ways in which we need to incorporate mindfulness back into our lives so we don’t miss out on what is important. I wish I had the money to buy a 100 copies to give away as gifts to people that I know.