Getting Inspiration- Reading Books!

I’m currently reading Thrive:The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington.

Here’s one of the paragraphs that has really stopped me in my tracks and made me ponder.

One reaason we give for allowing stress to build in our lives is that we don’t have time to take care of ourselves. We’re too busy chasing a phantom of the successful life (my emphasis- not the author’s). The difference between what success looks like and what truly makes us thrive isn’t always clear as we’re living our lives. But it becomes much more obvious in the rear-view mirror. Have you noticed that when we die, our eulogies celebrate our lives very differently from the way society defines success? (pg.15) 

 

Just wanted to stop and share this .. even thought I’m way off track of showcasing an admin a month.. 🙂  Oh, well.

~ Kemetia

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Getting Inspiration- Reading Books!”

  1. I am reading this book, too; I thought I had a new perspective but am gaining much more. We do have to take care of ourselves. If we don’t, some who benefit won’t; they are too busy enjoying what we bring to the table. Some only notice or embrace our burnout and need for work/life balance when we have left the table. However, they move on and so should we.

  2. Great post, Kemetia! Success looks very different when we emphasize what’s truly important in our lives. Thank you for the reminder!

    Best,

    BJ

    Ms. BJ Parrish, CAP-OM
    President-Elect
    DE-MD-DC Division, IAAP
    Metropolitan DC Chapter, IAAP
    202.862.6222 – office
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    bjparrish@aamc.org

    2008-2013 IAAP Member of Excellence

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