Are we thriving, or growing?
It’s possible to do both – but it’s also important to understand the difference.
To do that, we need to think about what we are measuring.
In a business, ‘growth’ might mean increasing revenue, or the size of a team. Personal growth might mean reading 10 pages a day, or improving your 5k time. All easy to measure.
What about ‘thriving’? At work, this could involve the wellbeing of the team, or our environmental impact. At home, perhaps we think about our relationships, or how much rest we are getting. More difficult [impossible?] to measure.
Endless growth is simply not possible – we are seeing that as we start to exceed our planet’s natural boundaries.
Endless thriving, however … that might be something to aim for.