Encouraging kids to be truly successful

Arianna Huffington, Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post, details the ways you can inspire success and confidence in your children
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Encouraging kids to be truly successful

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So the important thing that I taught them about success, which is at the heart of Thrive, is that we need to redefine success. Defining success simply in terms of the two metrics of money and power is really not a full definition of success. It’s like trying to sit on a two-legged stool. Sooner or later you fall off. We need the third leg of the stool, which is the third metric of success, and that includes our well-being, caring for ourselves, in terms of sleep, renewal breaks, movement, anything that makes us tap into our own inner strength and resilience. How do we tap into our own inner wisdom to make the best decisions we can for ourselves and our family? Wonder. How can we connect with the joy and wonder of life rather than be constantly buried in our to-do lists and our projects. And finally giving. For me, there’s four pillars of the third metric to fully define what success is. And that’s I try to communicate to my own daughters.

Arianna Huffington, Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post, details the ways you can inspire success and confidence in your children

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Arianna Huffington

President and Editor In Chief, Huffington Post Media Group

Arianna Huffington is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of fourteen books.

In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.

She has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.

She serves on several boards, including HuffPost’s partners in Spain, the newspaper EL PAÍS and its parent company PRISA; Onex; The Center for Public Integrity; and The Committee to Protect Journalists.

Her 14th book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder was published by Crown in March 2014 and debuted at #1 in the New York Times Bestseller list.

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