Author(s): Arianna Huffington
'We will pay a personal price if we don't redefine what success means and the price is currently much higher for women than for men.' How do you define success? In the current model that we have come to accept, success is equated with overwork, burnout, sleep deprivation, never seeing your family, being connected through email 24 hours a day and exhaustion - put simply it isn't working. It's not working for women. It's not working for men. It's not working for companies, for any societies in which it's dominant or for the planet. In Thrive, Arianna Huffington (of Huffington Post fame) argues that a successful life is made up of more than just money and success and must also include what she calls 'The Third Metric': personal care, health, and fulfilment. Inspired by her 2013 commencement speech at Smith College, Huffington shows how, instead of settling for just breaking through glass ceilings in a broken corporate system, women can change the system altogether by using tools like mindfulness and meditation to reduce stress and improve our health and our well-being, and by going to the root of the problem and redefining what we value and what success means.
Forget about the glass ceiling - let's change the system altogether by redefining the very meaning of success at work and in our personal lives
ARIANNA HUFFINGTON is the cofounder and editor in chief of the Huffington Post, a nationally syndicated columnist, and the author of thirteen books. She is also the co-host of the US radio show Left, Right & Center. She was named to the Time 100, Time magazine's list of the world's one hundred most influential people, and to the Financial Times's list of fifty people who shaped the decade. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was sixteen and graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in economics.