Arianna Huffington's message of taking care of yourself, protecting your priorities and connecting with people is the only way I can navigate through all this changes and loss.
I get so excited by the potential magnitude of an idea that I get lost in it. This is what usually stops me from starting anything. There's the fear of failing: It won't work out or it won't matter. But, there's also the fear of success, which is really the fear of impending and inevitable failure.
It's amazing how creative you get without relying on your phone. Yes, there were times when I felt a moment's panic. Looking back over this time, I realize that I actually experienced and enjoyed JOMO (joy of missing out).
The Asia Society's current exhibit, 'Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddh...
If I'm holding a basketball under water, and I want it to float to the surface, what do I have to do? Just let it be. Do I need to use positive thinking, affirmations or visualization? No. A basketball naturally floats to the surface. Our minds are the same way. We naturally float back to happiness.
Arianna warns us that there are no curbs, given the speed at which incoming and outgoing emails are exchanged; not being aware that we often work 16 to 20 hours a day, leaving aside our own welfare and our families to live a virtual reality.
We will not come into our own authentic power as grace-filled human beings until we first are able to give ourselves to others. Perhaps, we would not have to live through such great tragedies if we opened our hearts with love the way God intended.
We must take care of our well-being, cultivate our wisdom, maintain our sense of wonder and show our willingness to give. The combination of these four pillars can help us enjoy the ride -- enjoy the process of learning, acquiring new knowledge and investing in our human capital.
If you prioritize this Third Metric in your professional life, will the other two legs of the stool appear, or will you topple over just as easily as those who prioritize money and influence?
Let's face it: We are living in a time that is upside down economically, environmentally and psychologically. Our weakened sense of responsibility toward one another is taking us down a road marked Dead End. Time is of the essence. Hope can be on the way.
Thriving involves health and wellness. Huffington suggests that we might all draw more, and benefit, from our innate gifts of wisdom, generosity and kindness. I do believe that most patients want their physicians to thrive. I, for one, want my doctors to be well-rested and content.
If you are one of those highly accomplished, over-caffeinated, exhausted business leaders, you're in luck. It is now cool to admit it, and approach things in a healthier way.
In my experience, many people develop some sort of shorthand to understand how they relate to one another -- will you like them, will they like you? ...
"Are you stretched too thin? Feeling guilty all the time? Wish you had more time in the day? Focused on the bad instead of the good? It's time to pause ... " Speakers at the Thrive conference shared these five ways that you can reset, renew and begin to thrive.
Conventional definitions of success have us chasing our tails. Contemporary outlooks will have us living in truth. This new perspective of success has to include the intangibles of happiness and purpose. Only in these pursuits can the experience of authentic joy be attained.
I have started inching my way toward my own definitions of success, balance and having it all. It's taken much, much longer than a lunch hour, and I'm not sure when the process will end (if it ever does) or what the path will ultimately look like.