Podcast: Approval-Seeking vs. Goodness


Monica from "It's All About Progress" Blog interviews me on the topic of Goodness---How creating goodness is different from approval-seeking, as well as perspectives on how to develop and discern what is good when faced with real and imagined pressures. 

"Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife ... shares how to discover what it is we truly want, how to reconcile our desires with what we believe we "should" do with our lives, and how to better take responsibility for our choices, especially when faced with difficult ones. 
Jennifer also offers how to live up to our core desires, more fully cultivate our gifts, and better tolerate the internal and external push-back we may experience as we develop true goodness within ourselves and in our lives. 

Like her past episode on About Progress (on Perfectionism), this interview is one worth listening to several times to fully glean Jennifer's wisdom.  There are many ways to apply this discussion to parenthood, marriage, "control freaks," "victims," and those who live their lives based on others' approval."


An audio recording of the interview can be found here: