Resolutions Just Humiliate Me: Goals and Reactivity

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By Daniel Greening. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Improvement is hard enough, whether we're trying to fix a Fortune 100 company or quit smoking. Our reactivity can create unrealistic expectations and then encourage others to dictate our futures. Reactivity tells us to give up when our first attempts fall short. It tells us to feel guilty, which can sideline us further.
Mindfulness meditation teaches us to harness those few seconds between our emotions and actions. It can push the pause button on our amygdalas and increase our likelihood of success, in everything we do.
Join us as we explore the intersection of mindfulness and agility in overcoming challenges and achieving our goals.

References

  • Greening, DR, Align to a Driving Purpose, https://senexrex.com/driving-purpose/
  • Tang YY, Posner MI, Rothbart MK (2014) Meditation improves self-regulation over the life span: Meditation improves self-control over the life span. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1307(1):104–111.
  • Valk SL,et al (2017) Structural plasticity of the social brain: Differential change after socio-affective and cognitive mental training. Science Advances. https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.1700489

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  • The sting separator sound used in this episode is a derivative of Swing beat 120 xylophone side-chained by Casonika, used under license CC BY.

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