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The 9-to-5 Cure by Kristin Cardinale

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CHAPTER 3

Charting a New Course

Let’s face it, most people are not thriving; they are 9-to-5ing—often because either they don’t know of a better way or they are afraid to take the leap of faith. Can I just say it? Take the leap already. Jump in and embrace your life! It’s the only one you have. Your life can thrive. It can! Maybe you’re thinking, “Well, that sounds good, but what does thrive mean exactly?” Good question; let’s take a look at what it means to thrive.

Main Entry: THRIVE1

Pronunciation: \thrīv\

Function: intransitive verb

Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse thrīfask, probably reflexive of thrīfa to grasp

Date: 13th century

1 : to grow vigorously : flourish

2 : to gain in wealth or possessions : prosper

3 : to progress toward ...

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