We always start at survival. You have to survive to do anything else. Surviving is based in dealing with scarcity and threats.
Sometimes, people get stuck in survival mode… whether it is necessary or not. For most people, survival mode is less a necessity and more a habit.
Then, we live. Living is about finding comfort. People to support you, work to do, things to enjoy. And for many people, this is the stage that feels like success. The paycheck and opportunity gives enough comfort to enjoy life.
So, many people get stuck in the live mode.
But then, there is the opportunity to thrive.
Survive >>>> Live >>>>> Thrive
What makes the shift? Realizing that the living isn’t enough. There is something more. Something deeper and more satisfying. It’s about finding your purpose, finding your deeper meaning, making an impact in the world.
It requires taking on the challenges, looking for the opportunities… growing and stretching.
While surviving is about scarcity, living is about comfort, thriving is about abundance. It isn’t a change in what is around you, as much as a shift in perspective.
Listen to this week’s episode to learn more about making the shifts.