Being Well Podcast: Pursuing Your Goals
September 3, 2018

On this unique episode, Forrest interviews Dr. Hanson about his personal story of motivation – including how to transform from someone who lacks a natural feeling of motivation to someone who can diligently pursue their goals.

They explore:

  • The difference between motivation and discipline.
  • How we can learn to value our unique gifts.
  • The critical role of an extra two hours each day.
  • The importance of decisive action.
  • Learning to sustain our motivation through a long day.


  • 2:00: Learning how to naturally motivate yourself.
  • 5:00: Valuing your unique gifts.  
  • 6:30: Adding up an extra two hours.
  • 8:30: Sustaining motivation through a long day.
  • 11:45: Reducing the friction in your life.
  • 14:10: The importance of taking decisive action.
  • 17:00: The difference between motivation and discipline.
  • 19:20: The feeling of commitment toward your goals.
  • 26:00: Recognizing how limited our time is.

If you’d like to start making real, positive changes to your brain and your life, but you don’t have a lot of extra time, then you may want to check out Rick Hanson’s new program: Just One Minute.

Dr. Rick Hanson offers 57 brief practices that strengthen the neural networks of deep well-being and resilience.

This program gives you just one thing to focus on each day to gradually change your brain for the better so you can handle the stresses and challenges of everyday life with greater ease, inner strength, and confidence.

Each practice is grounded in modern neuroscience and ancient wisdom, and Rick’s background in the very real world of business and raising a family.

Practices include a 1-2 minute video explaining the importance of the practice and how to do it, a recap, reflection, and suggestion for integrating it into your daily life, weekly emails with inspiration, support, and encouragement, an audio download, transcription, and printable handout.

They’re quick and easy to do, and each repetition strengthens key neural circuits – just like building a muscle in the gym. It’s the law of little things: a small thing repeated each day adds up to big results. Just one thing… that could change your life.

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