Washington : A secret to thriving has been decoded by the scientists that remain as simple as feeling good about life and yourself, claims a new research.
Thriving does not come with age it can be seen amongst youngsters, teenagers and also the old generation.
Till now, there were only speculations but nothing concrete on what makes people thrive or on how people can try and ensure they do.
A research done by Dr Daniel Brown has figured out what makes people thrive, from studies of babies and teenagers, to studies of artists, sportspeople, employees and the elderly.
He said: "Thriving is a word most people would be glad to hear themselves described as, but which science hasn't really managed to consistently classify and describe until now."
"It appears to come down to an individual experiencing a sense of development, of getting better at something, and succeeding at mastering something. In the simplest terms, what underpins it is feeling good about life and yourself and being good at something."
The researchers have also created a 'shopping list' of components that people need in order thrive in their lives. It includes traits such as optimism, motivation and self-confidence.
The list also includes being proactive, flexible, adaptable, and socially competent.
In order to thrive, a person also needs opportunities, family support, challenges and difficulties at manageable level, calm environment, and a high degree of autonomy.
The study has been posted in the journal European Psychologist.
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