Being Well with Dr. Rick Hanson

Ep. 45: Aspiration Without Attachment

Episode Summary

Dr. Hanson and Forrest explore how we can "aspire without attachment;" dreaming big dreams and pursuing them with commitment, while also being at peace with whatever happens.

Episode Notes

Dr. Hanson and Forrest explore how we can "aspire without attachment;" dreaming big dreams and pursuing them with commitment, while also being at peace with whatever happens.

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Timestamps:

0:40: What does “aspiring without attachment” mean?

2:45: Why is it a good thing to aspire without attachment?

7:55: Process vs. outcome goals.

10:35: Re-framing what “winning” looks like.

15:00: Accepting the reality of negative outcomes.

16:45: “Failure” as part of a process.

18:45: The power of big goals.

20:30: Relaxing the sense of self.

28:15: Being carried by purpose

31:00: Recap