February 9, 2017 Youth Impact

Thrive to Survive

While living life, most of us forget about striving and thriving. The fundamental difference between the two is something that never stays clear to us while living life.


“The ultimate matrix of life”


The staircase destinations

Surviving and thriving are two steps of the staircase. Both are the basic cardinals of self-realization and self-actualization. But surviving is relating to living, existence at a linear pace. Whereas thriving is the next step in the staircase. It means growing, developing and flourishing in the short time span of life.

But most of the time, we are just on the survival mode. A life time of survival is not the true essential of 21st century leader. So how do leaders live?


Leadership and thrive

The difference between leaders and followers is their basic lifestyle. Leaders never create homes. They rather drive out of their comfort zones. They prefer less resources but better facilities. Thriving is what matters to a leader. That’s why you will find most of the leaders following a strict time check of their daily activities.


Why to survive?

Air, water, sleep and all other necessities are required for survival. But does survival actually matter? If survival matters, then why are leaders present amongst a big pool of ordinary people?


Survive but also thrive

Yes, leaders also survive. But time span of a leader’s survival is always negligible. Apart from spending an ordinary life, out of risks, within the comfort zone and limited to defined parameters survival actually matters.

So we must survive but also learn to thrive through the various segments of life.


-Annosha Durrani

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