Ron Tustin - Moving from Survive to Thrive
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Let go of the past and go for the future. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined. - Henry David Thoreau
Over the last year many thousands of people have suffered as the consequence of natural disasters – in Australia’s floods and bush fires, New Zealand’s earthquakes, Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, and other significant events around the globe. We admire those who survive! We give advice to people about how to cope and survive such events. But at some point in the recovery being a survivor is not enough any longer. People gain a new perspective and want to be people who thrive!
So this month I thought I would talk about some of the differences between someone who survives and someone who thrives.
A survivor gets by, and someone who thrives gets ahead.
A survivor is tired at the end, whereas if you thrive you are full of energy. When you are finished do you feel tired? You can thrive and be filled with energy!
There are some key things we can do to begin to thrive. 1.
We need to get the information we need. Read as much as possible – library books, magazines, information online that will help change our outlook and inspire us to thrive! Listen to tapes and watch videos. 2.
We e need to get to know people who are thriving. We can join clubs and groups filled with such people. Develop friendships with them; take them to lunch or coffee. Pick their brains and learn from them. What is likely to happen is that we will begin to see that we are spending less and less time with people who just want to survive. 3.
We need to have a good look at our own skills, strengths and talents. What areas do we need to grow in? We must start working on those skills. (If you need any help about how to evaluate your own strengths please contact me
We need to make a commitment to a long-term, tenacious outlook. It may be very different from what we have been doing. But we have to do this in order to move in the right direction. Remember, this is for the rest of our lives. There will be times of weakness. There will be times of hardship. But if we are tenacious, we can, and will, thrive! 5.
We also need to understand that people who thrive are almost always people who are a combination of methodical discipline and order, as well as being able to be spontaneous and ‘in the moment’. They know that they have to have order in their lives and the order is what produces the ability to thrive. At the same time they are aware of everything around them and can pick up ‘the vibes’ if things need to change for them.
It is no coincidence that ‘Revive and Thrive Coaching’ works with people who at a certain time in their lives get a ‘second wind’ – they revive - or take a new direction and wish to succeed in this – thrive – in every way possible. Please contact me at email@example.com if you wish to find out more about this research or have a private conversation about anything you have read here.
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. - Richard Bach Ron Tustin
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