Conditions for thriving – 4th in series of 6 – have a sense of success

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Where are you on the continuum from surviving to thriving?

If you’d like to be more thrive than survive, you’re in the right place.

I’m taking a look at the conditions for thriving over 6 weeks – a short video each week to start moving towards thriving.

Taking it gently, without judgement and most importantly, because it’s never the slog that will get us there, it’s the joy, enjoying the process, let’s see how far towards thrive we can get in 6 short videos…

This week – the third of John Ruskin’s three suggested things that are necessary to be happy in your work – do you have a sense of success in it?


I’d love to hear your thoughts

or what you notice as you start to consider whether you have a sense of success that isn’t reliant on what the world thinks or says about it …

come and share your thoughts in the comments

Last week was week three.

Are you doing too much of it? You can watch that video here

The six week programme looks like this

30/6 Week one – What is life for and in what manner would you like to live it?

Then a week each on John Ruskin’s three things considered necessary to be happy in our life’s work

7/7 Week two  – you must be fit for it

14/7 Week three – you must not do too much of it

21/7 Week four – you must have a sense of success in it.

“Not a not a doubtful sense, such as needs some testimony of others for its confirmation, but a sure sense, or rather knowledge, that so much work has been done well, and fruitfully done, whatever the world may say or think about it.”

28/7 Week five – the qualities you particularly bring and can give life to

4/8 Week six –  find and establish your own everyday practices that will build the conditions in which you thrive into your life

 If you could do with a gentle move towards thriving,

Gentle being the operative word.  I’ve been working with a group for over a year in this way to make significant shifts through simply bringing our attention consistently to the things we’d like to change. It’s a gentle, kind way of bringing about change. No push, struggle, determination or hard work has been required.

Starting with acceptance of whatever the current situation is, without the tense energy of resistance or shame, moving to having  a sense of how you would like things to be and then bringing regular attention to the new.

In week six we’ll be shifting attention from the conditions for thriving to how to bring them about. The practices you can put in place to bring about the changes you’d like.

See you next week for the particular qualities that you can bring to the world.


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