When you think of success what two words pop into your mind? For many, it’s money and power. If you are lucky, you have about thirty thousand days to play the game of life. What you value will determine what game you play.
Arianna Huffington in Thrive shares the scientific findings that show us that if you value money, you will never feel truly abundant. If you value power, recognition and fame, you will never really feel you have enough. And if you value saving time and live your life madly rushing about trying to find and save time, you will live a frazzled and stressed life.
She teaches us that over the long term, money and power by themselves are like a two-legged stool. She learned the hard way that you may be able to balance them for a while but eventually you will topple over.
She teaches us the missing third leg or metric that she discovered. It consists of four pillars: well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving. These four pillars create the four sections of the book. Through them she helps us learn how to thrive and live our lives with more grace, more joy, more compassion, more gratitude and more love.
Enjoy my summary of the top 3 gems from her book here.