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In this episode, Jake is talking with Eric Zimmer, host of the podcast The One You Feed.
Eric is the kind of person who tends to follow fun ideas that hit him. Sometimes it’s not a great habit, but other times it works out really well. That’s how he started his podcast, The One You Feed, which is about bettering yourself and your life through habits, wisdom, and motivation.
Motivation is a great thing in our lives, but as Eric explains, we need to train ourselves to follow through even when that motivation fails us. Just having an idea doesn’t bring about results. We have to do the work all the way through the project. Some days we’ll run out of steam and won’t feel like doing the work, but if we allow ourselves to rely only on “feeling” like working because of motivation we’re likely to never reach the end product. We need to focus more on our habits to do the work rather than hoping for motivation each day.
Eric uses meditation in his life to help him with his motivation and habits. Our society encourages immediate response to events, which can be a bad thing a lot of times. As Eric explains, if someone cuts us off in traffic, our immediate response is to get angry. But with meditation, Eric learned how to take a step back and pause. That pause in his life allowed him to rethink his immediate response and learn new habits in responding to situations. Eric tells us how he learned to incorporate meditation in his life and how to keep yourself from expecting to feel peaceful and calm as soon as you try it. It can take time to experience the true benefits of meditation, but it can help a lot in calming your life and teaching you new habits.
Listen in to today’s episode as Eric explains how to use habits, meditation, and more to get our lives unstuck and rolling forward again.
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