We are born to thrive, to grow physically, spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually. If circumstances prevent this, we adjust to our conditions, invent new perspectives, or learn to prosper with what we’re given.
We first learn to survive what we feel is holding us back. When we begin to fight our confines we become aware of our potential. Though we are shaped by our environment, we are not defined by it.
When you strive to do more than survive, you learn to thrive. You not only find your truth, but you grab it with both hands and soar into the world. You blossom.
Sometimes it takes a change in attitude and increase of effort to shift from surviving to thriving. We must be willing to step outside the box.
If you are afraid of the world you are merely surviving in it. If you see the world filled with possibilities for your undertaking you are thriving.
It comes down to adapting to circumstances or exceeding them. I’ve spent the larger part of my life conforming. It was the comfortable thing to do. That was before I realized I had the means to exceed my limitations. After all, if I was the one who set those limitations I could certainly change them. What a wonderful realization, like a burst of freedom. What if we all learned we are limitless? What amazing things we could accomplish!
The key is to always ask yourself what more can you be or what more can you do. If you’re honest in questioning, the answers will come.
We tend to think life is about choosing sides when the reality is to find your own space.
Being a survivor in this world is a wonderful thing, but know it’s within your potential to be a “thriver”.