Intent of the Day: Thrive


Just make it through the day. Just make it through the day. Just make it through the day.

It’s a sad mantra but a lot of times, it’s the only thing getting us through. We live in an age where everything is coming at us so fast. We are reachable 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We’re already behind when we wake up in the morning. So is something other than survival mode even possible? What is the secret of people who look like they’re always either coming or going from a beach vacation? Today our intent is to learn what it means to thrive instead of just surviving.

You too? Here are 3 resources to help:


  • This quote on thriving from the great Maya Angelou.
    What’s the recipe for a thriving life? Maya Angelou shares her picture of what goes into doing more than just surviving.

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
-Maya Angelou

  • This article about the intersection of stress and thriving.
    “One of the greatest causes of stress is our lack of acceptance of our present circumstances.” It is hard to both excel where you are and at the same time deny where you are. We believe that success and happiness exists in some other state. If all our circumstances were different, success and happiness would be here! But thriving isn’t a think you can do in the future or the past. It is something that happens now and to thrive now, you have to be okay with accepting where you are right NOW. So how do you get started? Here are some words of wisdom.