A Talk on Reframing Time, And Answering People's Greatest Weakness - Ep 28
This episode is a little different than usual because it wasn't originally done for the podcast, it was a talk that I was giving for two classes of high school Juniors & Seniors. In the talk, I share a personal story and a solution to many of the issues I believe young people struggle with often. We all get anxious and afraid of something, or we get upset and disappointed at how something went. We suffer from anxiety and depression at alarmingly high rates. While much of this is beyond our control, I do believe that we either sometimes cause anxiety and depression in ourselves, or enhance it with the way we frame our lives. If someone spills a cup of coffee, what will come out? Similarly, if someone causes the cup of your mind to overfill, what kinds of thoughts come spewing out? This talk is about how we can begin to stop this destructive and painful process by beginning with a simple, yet vital concept: recognizing that we cause suffering in ourselves. From there, the question becomes why we do that, and how we can stop it.
In the second clip I also talk about college acceptances, rejections, and picking where to go - which I feel can easily be applied to being accepted or rejected for jobs, business ventures, internships, going out on a date, or other opportunities. I add an insight from a book I'm reading which is relevant to the talk I gave - the biggest weakness for a lot of people and how to overcome it. Enjoy.
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