You may be asking, “What is Thriveology?” Simply put, this is a term I am using to describe the art and science (and the study of) thriving.
In my opinion, the majority of people are basically managing life, just getting by. This is “survival mode.” In that mode, you keep your head down, try to avoid too much struggle or conflict, and hope problems will pass. (They don’t!)
Some people ascribe to the idea of being resilient. I did. This is the idea that when something tough or bad happens, you “bounce back.” In other words, you get to the point where you are functioning as well as you were before the problem. If you are sick, for instance, when you get better you return to your normal routine.
Then there are those few who actually use crisis, conflict, and difficulties to move ahead of where they were. Or even without a crisis, these people work to live life to the fullest level possible! They are after optimal living. These people, I refer to as Thrivers. Something naturally within them keeps them in thriving mode.
Those who do not naturally have these attributes can still learn them. We all can become students of the skills of thriving. When we take that on, we are what I refer to as Thrivealists!
You probably know about Survivalists, those who are convinced that something bad is going to happen, so they had better be prepared. Well, a Thrivealist nurtures a different belief. Thrivealists have a sneaking suspicion that things are going to work out alright.
That brings us to this blog. Here, we will examine the traits of those who thrive. We will become Thrivealists by studying Thriveology! Can you think of a better tool for living?
By the way, if you know of people who thrive, let me know. I will be adding profiles of thrivers as often as possible.