Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

byArianna Huffington

Kobo ebook | March 25, 2014

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In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world.
Arianna Huffington's personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye--the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. As the cofounder 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 world's most influential women, and gracing the covers of magazines, she was, by any traditional measure, extraordinarily successful. Yet as she found herself going from brain MRI to CAT scan to echocardiogram, to find out if there was any underlying medical problem beyond exhaustion, she wondered is this really what success feels like?
As more and more people are coming to realize, there is far more to living a truly successful life than just earning a bigger salary and capturing a corner office. Our relentless pursuit of the two traditional metrics of success--money and power--has led to an epidemic of burnout and stress-related illnesses, and an erosion in the quality of our relationships, family life, and, ironically, our careers. In being connected to the world 24/7, we're losing our connection to what truly matters. Our current definition of success is, as Thrive shows, literally killing us. We need a new way forward.
In a commencement address Arianna gave at Smith College in the spring of 2013, she likened our drive for money and power to two legs of a three-legged stool. They may hold us up temporarily, but sooner or later we're going to topple over. We need a third leg--a third metric for defining success--to truly thrive. That third metric, she writes in Thrive, includes our well-being, our ability to draw on our intuition and inner wisdom, our sense of wonder, and our capacity for compassion and giving. As Arianna points out, our eulogies celebrate our lives very differently from the way society defines success. They don't commemorate our long hours in the office, our promotions, or our sterling PowerPoint presentations as we relentlessly raced to climb up the career ladder. They are not about our resumes--they are about cherished memories, shared adventures, small kindnesses and acts of generosity, lifelong passions, and the things that made us laugh.
In this deeply personal book, Arianna talks candidly about her own challenges with managing time and prioritizing the demands of a career and raising two daughters--of juggling business deadlines and family crises, a harried dance that led to her collapse and to her "aha moment." Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep, and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging, and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplace, and our lives.
Title:Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and WonderFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 25, 2014Publisher:Potter/TenSpeed/HarmonyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0804140855

ISBN - 13:9780804140850

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my all-time favourites I bought this book last year and for all of the insightful books out there - this one gets five stars. Very interesting perspective that could really reshape how one views the world and our definition of success. Highly recommend. Smart read with lots of resources and referrals included. #plumreview
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from I'm In! The minute I got a hold of this book, I felt as if I was officially joining a team of kayakers with one goal in mind: Enjoy the ride! I was willing to meet the challenge that rowing against a very strong current can bring on through technology. Thrilled and honored at the same time, I discovered that the people mentioned in the book and I, shared similar thoughts. Reading this book made me realize that each generation has a very important role to play no matter what we might sometimes think and it also reminded me that we do need the generation following ours just as much as the one prior to us and vice versa. This book is the perfect item for my emergency kit because I have a strong feeling that if ever the waves get too rough, I will need to be reminded by it that I am not alone with my thoughts and values. I believe that it will give me strength if ever I become too petrified to cross the swerved bridges by myself, and also serve as a reminder of where I come from in order to feed on that source of strength in order to continue on my journey. Thank you Arianna Huffington!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Written for woman As a woman and mother I whole heartedly enjoyed this book it offers a woman?s perspective on life and ?success?. if I was male I am not sure how I would have reacted because all the principles have been presented in a womanly. One of my favorite reads this year!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Words of wisdom! I was tasked to read this book by my HR department to later discuss with all of the other women in my organization (men are invited too but never show up). I cannot explain how happy I was when I realized what the book was all about. Arianna (which also happens to be my daughter's name) wonderfully details wisdoms we should all live by and which I am fortunate enough to already practice in my own life. What excites me most about this book is the fact that corporations will hopefully start to adapt some of the beautiful techniques detailed here. Very happy to have read this :)
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just breathe Some great insights and tools and tips. Take aways are worth giving a try and here's hoping they make a difference.
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