In Thrivation author Philip Gabbard talks about Thrive as a duty. We live in a era of abundance— at least many of us do! Yet, we often neglect life and thrive. Most of us know what we need to do, and we know how we can help to push the world forward– what improvements needs to be made! Yet, instead we pick up the remote or launch an app: yielding to distraction and comfort.
Or maybe we don’t know what we are supposed to do in life? Then the least we can do is to get out there and have a look, experiment a bit, and see what comes up? It’s time revive the childlike curiosity that so often get punched out us of by modern life, often to such a degree so that only subtle traces are left of it on our 30th birthday.
“Leave the campsite better than you found it.”
This old expression neatly summarize my main takeaway from reading Thrivation. That’s what thriving people do. In a world of abundance there is no excuse not to thrive, and not to bring as many people as possible up with you.
Of course this is easier said than done—a lot of forces are working again us—but you need to find YOUR version of planting a seed and tending to it with loving care. Beautiful things will come of it.
You should strive to leave the world a little better than you found it.
I read this books as a ‘one-chapter-a-day’ book, and getting a daily dose of musings about what it means to thrive in life was just kind of mindset boost that I needed to push through tough times—which this 1st quarter of 2021 was for me.
If you enjoyed Thrivation by Philip Gabbard then you might like these books:
THISday – Philip Gabbard
Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think – Peter H. Diamandis (review coming soon!)
Transcend – Scott Kaufman (review coming soon!)