The Third Metric for Success

Arianna Huffington… Again 🙂

Founder of the award-winning online publication, The Huffington Post, and recipient of countless accolades.

By any measure, the vast majority of people would definitely associate Arianna with the term “successful”.

But despite this she strongly believes that there is still one important and missing “metric” that defines one’s success.

Beyond money and power.

In her most recent talk at the Wisdom 2.0 conference, she introduces a widely forgotten and ignored Third Metric of Success.

“If we continue defining success as two metrics, money and power, it will be like trying to sit on a two legged stool. We’re going to fall off sooner or later.”

~Arianna Huffington

In this eye-opening talk, Arianna delivers some of her most profound ideas and also her most personal stories (which stunned the entire crowd into a deafening silence).

Most importantly, she’ll have you asking some of the most important questions you’ll ever ask in your life.

What did you learn about the four components of the third metric for success?

Hint: the four components she talks about are well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving.

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today’s world.

Arianna Huffington’s personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye — the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. As the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group — one of the fastest growing media companies in the world — celebrated as one of the world’s most influential women, and gracing the covers of magazines, she was, by any traditional measure, extraordinarily successful. Yet as she found herself going from brain MRI to CAT scan to echocardiogram, to find out if there was any underlying medical problem beyond exhaustion, she wondered is this really what success feels like? [Read More…]

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