Overcoming Procrastination: Unleashing Motivation and Creating a Pursuit Mindset
We've all experienced that frustrating feeling of knowing that we should be doing something, and yet struggling to take action. Join Forrest and Dr. Rick as they explore how we can overcome avoidance and procrastination, unlock our motivation, and cultivate a "pursuit mindset."
They discuss intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, why extrinsic motivations aren’t such a bad thing, and how we can use our important values to set better goals and shape our behavior. You’ll learn why procrastination is based on fear, how to orient toward pursuit and see yourself as an agent of change, and the key role “getting good at liking” plays in this process.
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0:00 : Introduction
2:05 : Intrinsic vs. external motivation
10:00 : Identifying your intrinsic or “noncontingent” motivations
15:00 : Self-determination theory (SDT)
19:35 : Pursuit and prey orientation
28:25 : The psychological function of procrastination
35:35 : Learning what you like, and focusing on it
42:25 : Meaning, purpose, pleasure, and satisfaction
46:20 : Recap
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