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Being Well Podcast: Passion and Stress
August 20, 2018

On this episode, Dr. Hanson and Forrest continue Motivation by diving into the “passion” side of that passion and purpose equation.

Last week we began the strength of Motivation with an episode dedicated to learning how to like without wanting. When we do this, we can pursue our goals with passion and purpose, without becoming painfully attached to them.

On this episode, Dr. Hanson and Forrest continue Motivation by diving into the “passion” side of that passion and purpose equation.

There’s a kind of “family” of experiences and emotions. On the healthy side, there’s pursuing a big goal with dedication, being assertive, cheering on children or friends, or generally feeling eager, delighted, and enthusiastic. On the unhealthy side, there might be the pressure of changing careers, irritation with a loved one, or generally feeling a lot of anxiety, frustration, and anger.

While those families may seem dissimilar, there’s a fine line between healthy passion and unhealthy righteousness, anger, and stress.

Timestamps:

  • 1:00: What’s the relationship between stress and passion?
  • 3:50: Applying positive vs. negative emotion.
  • 6:30: Why passion and “revving up” makes you vulnerable to stress.
  • 11:30: Why can things BE great but FEEL wearing?
  • 15:00: “Faking” passion, and the influence of culture.
  • 17:20: Learning how to hit the gas, and then tap the brakes.  
  • 19:00: Four ways to stay in healthy passion.
  • 27:50: Recap

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