Thrive by Ariana Huffington
Arianna Huffington has achieved the two metrics that signal success in our society: money and power. But when she suddenly collapsed from built-up exhaustion, stress, and lack of sleep, she reawakened to the idea that there needs to be a Third Metric for defining success. Ariana’s Third Metric attempts to establish a new paradigm for society, comprised of four pillars: well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving.
“What is success? It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace.” – Paulo Coelho
Defining success individually and living with enthusiasm is a worthwhile endeavor. By pairing bits of personal experience with the latest research, Ariana delivers a well-rounded and gracious context for living life. To build the life we want she suggests using “meditation, yoga, getting enough sleep, renewing ourselves, and giving back” as tools that are the “ultimate everyday performance enhancers.”
This book is meant to challenge our perspectives of success beyond traditional measured, it’s meant to open our eyes to the quality of our lives. Finding our wisdom by “recognizing what we’re really seeking: connection and love… we need to drop our relentless pursuit of success as society defines it for something more genuine, more meaningful, and more fulfilling.” I would recommend this book to female readers who enjoyed Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.