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Ever Forward Radio with Chase Chewning

Welcome to EVER FORWARD RADIO! The podcast that brings you empowering messages and interviews from industry leaders of fitness, nutrition, mindset, entrepreneurship and personal development to help you life a life ever forward.

Sep 25, 2023

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How can setting 'impossible' goals be more achievable than 'possible' ones? Today, I sit down with psychologist Dr. Benjamin Hardy, PhD who challenges us to reimagine our perception of time and how it influences our growth. We cover everything from the power of psychological flexibility, goal setting, and productivity, to the intriguing theory of the future dictating the present and the present shaping our past.

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In this episode, you will learn...

  • The Power of Perception: One of the key takeaways from the podcast is understanding how our perception of time influences our personal growth. Dr. Hardy suggests that our future should dictate our present and our present should shape our past. 
  • Setting 'Impossible' Goals: Another important lesson is the idea that 'impossible' goals can often lead to greater success than 'possible' ones. This ties into decision-making and constraint theory, highlighting the potential of using past experiences as stepping stones for our future.
  • Maximizing Productivity: Dr. Hardy discusses the importance of identifying and focusing on the few activities with the most significant potential for growth, a concept related to the 80/20 principle. This idea can lead to a greater understanding of how to optimize productivity.
  • Embracing Continuous Growth: The podcast emphasizes the significance of continuous growth, change, and setting high goals. By understanding the importance of internal reference points for measuring progress and practicing gratitude, listeners can learn to reframe their identity and aim for higher goals.
  • Investing in Personal Growth: Lastly, the episode underscores the value of investing in ourselves and our teams, as well as the importance of creating an environment conducive to success. These insights can drastically change listeners' approach to personal and professional growth, potentially leading to a 10x increase in productivity and success.


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