“…I beg you: don’t buy society’s definition of success. Because it’s not working for anyone. It’s not working for women, it’s not working for men, it’s not working for polar bears, it’s not working for the cicadas.” (Arianna Huffington’s Commencement Speech On ‘Redefining Success: The Third Metric’ by World News May 19, 2013 at 5:19 am)
“…So find your place to stand — your place of wisdom and peace and strength. And from that place, lead the third women’s revolution and remake the world in your own image, according to your own definition of success, so that all of us — women and men — can live our lives with more grace, more joy, more empathy, more gratitude, and yes, more love. ” (ibid)
By clicking on the following link you can read Arianna Huffington’s commencement speech to 2013 Smith College graduates where she talks about her new definition of success. Many people define success by how much money they have or how many people answer to them. Passionists don’t of course, but they do profess what she suggests as a third metric to this success formula, remembering to take care of yourself by getting enough sleep, staying connected to yourself, being able to wonder and have compassion. Of course she does this much better than my few words here. Enjoy her articulate proposal and let us know what you think.