11 Jul Being Well Podcast: Learning When to Let Go
Most personal growth content out there suggests having a “never give up” mindset. But the truth is that a big part of life is deciding when it’s time to stop investing our limited effort into that job, skill, or relationship that’s no longer serving you.
Today Dr. Rick Hanson and Forrest explore how to determine when it’s time for things to end, dealing with disappointment, giving ourselves credit for our good efforts, and getting excited about what’s to come.
2:15: Being sure you’re not ending too soon
4:50: Improving distress tolerance vs. protecting yourself
9:50: Trusting the past
13:30: What keeps people stuck: sunk cost fallacy
14:30: The longing for a just world
16:50: Dealing with disappointment
22:00: Optimism, and turning toward the future
24:30: Understanding the limitations of our environment
27:15: Redefining success
30:05: Knowing you gave things your best effort
33:30: Unilateral virtue
37:30: Finding your five
39:30: Helping other people feel heard
42:45: Being clear about the “last chance”
45:30: The fear of change, and turning toward the future
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