Richard Sutton

03 January 2023


We live in a world that demands perfection. Should we not meet established milestones or targets, not conform to the appropriate curve, or fail to live up to pre-established societal expectations, we invariably experience a sense of personal failure, worthlessness, and fears and anxiety about a tenuous future.

Added to this is the struggle with financial pressures and widening gaps in inequality, fractured family units, chronic stress and mental health challenges, overlaid with the uncertainty and complexity of a rapidly changing world.

Yet, in truth, it doesn’t matter where we come from and what our historic circumstances and achievements might be. We are all capable of extraordinary lives and should not be bound by limitations, whether self-imposed or from external sources

Resilience can help us to unlock our fullest potential; it is a consummate skill that can be developed and grown throughout our lives. This reality is echoed by the likes of Albert Einstein, Oprah Winfrey, Billy Jean King and Lucas Radebe, who all
struggled on some level and overcame the constraints of their circumstances
through resilience in various forms.

In addition, many resilience ‘lessons’ and how these are applicable to everyday life are taken from a fusion of cutting-edge science and learnings from some of the most recognisable figures in world sport, including Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Michael Jordan and Martina Navratilova.

Thrive is a rich source of unique and practical skills and tools that are easy to apply to help you develop and harness your resilience and to realise your fullest potential.