Do what you dream of doing, even while you’re afraid.
– Arianna Huffington
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Exhausted and physically injured after collapsing at her desk one night, Arianna Huffington decided to redefine her notion of success. 18 hour days at her computer, in between cross-country flights, was no longer an option.
Arianna contends that our measure of success – typically reduced to money and power – is severely lacking in personal care, especially adequate sleep.
Arianna elaborates in her new book Thrive: The Third Metric. She implores readers to focus on wisdom, well-being, wonder, and giving.
Thrive asks readers to look inward and define their own specific vision of success.
If we were to define Arianna’s Third Metric, we’d break it down like this:
Wonder: Having fun doing something you’ve never done before (and for no reason except it’s fun). Like dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” on Halloween. Watch here.
Giving: Changing the ratio with your own personal contribution and giving to the next generation of women. These small steps are a good start.
Arianna’s new book Thrive debuts today. Grab your copy here.
Oh, and get some sleep tonight 😉
Oh, by the way
PS: Book Club Schedule Update! Our next book club chat will be April 9th at 8pm ET (on Twitter). We’re chatting about Mrs. Poe! If you haven’t read it yet, there’s still time to jump in. RSVP here.