Lessons from Chinese Wisdom with Thrive Global

24th January 2019

I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Arianna Huffington and her team at Thrive Global on making a series of videos to share Chinese Wisdom with all of you worldwide.

Nowadays, stress and burnout are modern problems and filled with always-on technology, such as mobile devices and online media that keeps us feeling harried and behind of the time. It’s why Belgian philosopher Pascal Chabot called burnout “a disease of civilization.”

Ancient Chinese Wisdom actually holds so many answers to our modern problems driven by our always-on culture. The topics include Yin-yang (陰陽), Wu Wei (無為), mentorship (三人行,必有我師焉), the power of the water and strategy from Sun Tzu, “The Art of the War.”

One of my favorite lessons was that, we need to realize that the reality of life is that adversity does occur, and when that happens, we should change our plans and be flexible. If one way seems to fail, we try another one. There is always a way. Our job is simply to find it and then pursue it once we have gathered our strength.

We don’t give up on our goal because it got harder, we instead ask ourselves: How can we use this to our advantage? What can we do right now to adapt and succeed anyway? We then discover that every obstacle also contains the opportunity to better ourselves, and our organization.

I’m delighted to share this series of videos with all of you. Take a look at the videos and let me know what you think, tweeting @ShaoLan_Hsueh and @ariannahuff. I look forward to hearing from every one of you.

Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLquuVBaHdeQpx2BWVauYgWgbnZyWqPFFK
Read Arianna’s story at Thrive Global https://thriveglobal.com/stories/how-to-thrive-lessons-from-ancient-chinese-wisdom/

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