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Redefining Success

How the Third Metric Brought Me Unconditional Love

Maya Mathias | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Maya Mathias

I believe though, as Huffington posits in Thrive, that coincidences are the miracles that God performs anonymously.

The Other B-Word I'm Eliminating From My Vocabulary

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

Here's to the end of glorification for our culture's busyness, getting things done on little sleep, and feeling like we have to catch up with the race -- because ultimately there is no race except for the one we assign ourselves to.

Congrats, Graduates: Now Go Out There and Redefine Success

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.17.2014 | College
Arianna Huffington

We're coming up on one of my favorite times of the year: that time, just after spring breaks out but before summer begins, in which thousands of college graduates are released into the world. And as they go forth we give them lots of advice. The advice varies, sometimes conflicts, but the general idea is: Here is what you need to know in order to succeed in the world. This year my book tour is taking me to a lot of colleges, and my first piece of advice is to start by defining success for yourself -- by being clear about what you want, what you value and what you are about. But to do that, we need to abandon, or at least mitigate, some of the worst practices of the adult world that students are already mired in: burnout, sleep deprivation, stress and anxiety. This is all the more important because this generation is starting out their adult lives burdened with multiple deficits.

Redefining Success Beyond Money and Power

Sibusiso Sgwane | Posted 06.11.2014 | Money
Sibusiso Sgwane

Most people, especially in the past, did not embark on certain initiatives or projects with a goal of becoming rich with money or power; instead, they were concerned about the well-being or empowerment of other people's lives.

Arianna Huffington Calls Upon Us to Turn Inward for Wisdom and Wonder

Beth Weinstock | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Weinstock

Too many people in our culture are wearing their long hours at work as badges of honor, believing that climbing the corporate ladder will lead to fulfillment and that what they produce is the measure of who they are.

Worried About Not Making It in Life? 5 Reasons to Relax and Think Twice

Andrea Haupts | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Haupts

Have we finally made it? The answer to this question is very much dependent on our personal standpoint; however, we have a tendency to consider ourselves successful only if we measure up to general standards of success -- and it can be quite frustrating when we feel left behind.

8 Things I Learned As a Recovering Workaholic

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

I burn the midnight oil, never say no, and I have often prioritized my career over my life and my loved ones. Only recently did I take an honest look in the mirror to realize that life is too short to miss, and every moment is precious. I urge you not to miss the life you deserve to lead.

Service As Success

Tara Maller | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Tara Maller

Unfortunately, there has been no centralized and institutionalized way to harness the passion our generation has for wanting to give back to our communities and make the world a better place.


Diane Walton | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Diane Walton

My Pilates practice and my nomadic teaching are key to my "third metric," to my redefined success, my being well and willing to staying in touch with wisdom and wonder and more.

How an MBA Helped Me Redefine Failure and Success

Nisha Asher | Posted 06.03.2014 | Education
Nisha Asher

Along my journey, I also learned that I was not alone. At first, you think that you are.

Can Immigrant Women Leaders THRIVE?

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Home
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Being passionate about the work ethic, as our cultural DNA prompts, should not prevent us from stopping and smelling the roses, and changing perception of our priorities to embrace thriving.

7 Ways To Get Your Kid Over Their College Rejection

Julie Fingersh | Posted 05.28.2014 | Fifty
Julie Fingersh

Parents, you're up. You've got before you one of the most powerful teachable moments ever. And even if you think your teen would rather skin themselves alive than have this conversation with you, just know that you are singularly qualified to help them grieve, reframe and move forward.

Redefining Wealth

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Ann Kennedy

What does it mean to be wealthy? If I asked a few hundred people that question, I'm likely to get a few hundred different responses. Why, because our definition of wealth is very personal and situational.

WATCH: Arianna Gives Jon Stewart Some Advice

Posted 03.25.2014 | Media

Arianna appeared on "The Daily Show" Monday night to discuss her new book, 'Thrive,' which proposes a new way of defining success. "You say it's th...

How To Tell If You Really Are Successful

Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living

In a business world driven by deadlines, money, burnout and stress, it may be time for a workplace revolution. Arianna Huffington, president and ed...

The Beauty of Being Undefined

Naomi Mac Millan | Posted 05.24.2014 | Good News
Naomi Mac Millan

I wasn't a teacher, an actress, a writer, a mother, an astronaut, or the President of The United States or any of the other million things I said I wanted to be when I grew up. I was nothing.

Success Is Abundance Within

Maaretta Tukiainen | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maaretta Tukiainen

In my life as a TV boss, I had an abundance of power -- or that's what people thought I had. That's what they wanted to meet me for. Of course, all I had was an image of power in their heads, nothing more. Real power is rooted somewhere much deeper.

Meet The Very Successful People Asking, "Is This All There Is?"

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living

The daily grind. Slogging through. Just getting by. There’s a reason why so many of the words and phrases we reach for to describe our lives convey ...

Success and Failure in Entrepreneurship, Part 2: The 'Glass Half Full' Outlook

Penina Rybak | Posted 05.19.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

Right after graduate school, I joined the ranks of professional folks who "think different": about education, about technology, and recently, about entrepreneurship -- and I've never looked back.

How Do You Measure Third Metric Success?

Alison Elissa Cardy | Posted 05.18.2014 | Money
Alison Elissa Cardy

Just as I left my office, a slight drizzle began. Determined to get my taste of this welcome warmer weather, I pulled a chair under an awning and ate, taking in the gentle sound of raindrops, the occasional flecks of water hitting my skin and the colors of the sky and greenery around me.

Pillar #2 of the Third Metric: Wisdom

Joe Polish | Posted 05.18.2014 | Good News
Joe Polish

Arianna Huffington says that in order to even start to have wisdom, we have to start disconnecting from external devices -- like social media or gadgets -- and start reconnecting with ourselves.

Redefining Success: How to Prevent Popular Misconceptions About Success From Controlling Your Life

Anthony Silard | Posted 05.17.2014 | Business
Anthony Silard

The two greatest enemies of your progress are most likely what you call "success" and what you refer to as "failure." The first breeds complacency; the second, self-judgment.

Redefining Success: The Corporate Ladder No Longer Matters

Elizabeth Rider | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Rider

I've redefined my own success to mean being relevant to people who need my help, giving more than I take, and living life on my own terms. The letters behind my name and my rank within a company just don't matter.

Why Success Equals Self-Awareness

Ruby Warrington | Posted 05.14.2014 | Women
Ruby Warrington

It's only through embarking on some serious self-study of late that I've realized so much of what I thought made me a success was based on a generic, glossy magazine definition of the word.

Pillar #1 of the Third Metric: Well-Being

Joe Polish | Posted 05.13.2014 | Good News
Joe Polish

We're stressed out of our minds. We're busy beyond belief. We're overworked, over-connected online and under-connecting in real life.