Surviving vs Flourishing
How Do You Prefer To Spend Your Existence?
If you focus on ‘surviving’ — as mentioned in just about every hip hop song on the market — you’ll be in a constant state of decay. The best possible outcome in this scenario — should you hit your goal — is surviving, not prospering. Give this some thought.
He goes on to describe the state of flourishing that takes place when a person finds happiness, which leads to virtue, and they reach a state of more satisfied existence.
Imagine shooting for happiness, falling short, and ending up with something close. Wouldn’t that be nice?
Let’s think BIG, work backwards, and then decide where to focus. With this pattern of thought, every step we take will be closer to our ideal state. In our ideal state, health becomes easy, and we’ll love every second we spend here on Earth.
Here’s what I’d like you to do in the comments section below:
It’s important to find happiness in all of these areas, as they will lead to a more balanced way of living when you know you’ve hit your target.
0 = surviving, or not quite
10 = flourishing, completely
and write the #1 thing you feel you can work on to move closer to flourishing.