DiscoverImpact Theory with Tom Bilyeu#178 Harvard Psychologist Shows You How to Make Your Negative Thoughts Serve You | Susan David
#178 Harvard Psychologist Shows You How to Make Your Negative Thoughts Serve You | Susan David

#178 Harvard Psychologist Shows You How to Make Your Negative Thoughts Serve You | Susan David

Update: 2020-07-0715
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We live in a culture that tells us that some emotions are bad. Unfortunately, these same “bad” emotions are unavoidable for anyone aiming to live a meaningful life. As a result, many of us spend much of our lives in conflict with our own emotions, stuck in self-narratives that no longer serve us. Thankfully, on this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Harvard Psychologist Susan David shows us a way out of this self-destructive internal conflict. She explains how to use your “negative” emotions to connect with your core values (which you can learn more about by taking this quiz here: http://quiz.susandavid.com/s3/eai ). She also discusses the dangers of focusing on being right, the power of self-compassion and importance of emotional agility.

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Emotions are data but they are not directives [1:33 ]

How we approach our thoughts, emotions and stories determines our quality of life [3:48 ]

What do you do when you realize the stories you tell yourself no longer serve you? [6:26 ]

Our culture tells us some emotions are bad, so we get in conflict with our emotions [11:50 ]

Only dead people never feel stress, anger, agitation or fear [14:15 ]

How do you uncover what your emotions are really trying to tell you? [17:35 ]

Technology has outstripped our ability to thrive [20:32 ]

Susan explains how to understand your emotions in a more specific way [22:53 ]

Our minds can convince us that we are right, even if it destroys our relationships [28:04 ]

Susan describes the process of recognizing our emotions and stories for what they are [31:39 ]

Even if the gods tell you that you’re right, you still have to decide who you want to be [33:46 ]

Being seen and belonging are core human needs [36:35 ]

Tom and Susan discuss the “tyranny of positivity” [38:30 ]

Success is living a life concordant with your values [41:43 ]

Susan shares the impact she wants to have on the world [47:08 ]

 

QUOTES:

 

“Some of our stories were written on mental chalkboards at age 3.” [5:53 ]

 

“Our thoughts, our emotions and our stories aren’t good or bad. They just are.” [10:53 ]

 

“Discomfort is the price of ambition to a meaningful life.” [14:43 ]

 

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#178 Harvard Psychologist Shows You How to Make Your Negative Thoughts Serve You | Susan David

#178 Harvard Psychologist Shows You How to Make Your Negative Thoughts Serve You | Susan David