The global malaise of stress and burnout has assumed enormous proportions. So much so that we are conditioned to think that nothing great can be achieved without sacrificing ourselves, compromising our well-being, productivity, in short our very essence. Thrive Global is on a mission to change this: By building conversations around how we live and work, by prioritising our well-being and thriving.
The journey of a million steps has just begun and we have been joined by well-known names of the sporting world, corporate India, Bollywood, life coaches, spiritual guides, health professionals, and many practitioners of this ethos of positivity. Since the launch of Thrive Global India on October 24, inspirational Indian role models such as Viswanathan Anand, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Neerja Birla, Devdutt Pattanaik and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja have come on the platform to talk of how they Thrive.
founder Arianna Huffington’s own story is exemplary. And as she has said
in the past, self-sacrifice is not the route to success. “Being a research-driven person, I read, I studied, I talked to scientists. I came to this really profound realisation that hundreds of millions of people around the world are living under this delusion. We’re actually living believing something false,” she said.
“It’s like we’re living at a time when we thought the Earth was flat. When you believe something false, a lot of bad things follow, like the laws of navigation were all wrong at the time. The laws by which we navigate our lives are all wrong right now. It’s a very, very, very profound belief. It’s not easy to shake.”
Undoubtedly it is not easy. This effort to pause, reassess and go on thriving. We believe that our stories of hope, well-being and positivity will give you that inspiration to move forward to a more promising tomorrow.
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