This episode originally aired on The Meaningful Way Podcast | Episode 9

Have you ever thought you could do something better? That there’s a part of your life that you wish was more fulfilled? Thomas Sterner breaks down the science behind our sense of fulfillment and shares how the practice of focus and discipline can lead us to the ultimate life worth living. Yes, you CAN have it all!

Sterner is the author of Fully Engaged and The Practicing Mind. He’s an accomplished musician, composer, and technician in various fields of music.  He’s also skillful in athletic pursuits ranging from archery to golf. But most of all, he speaks worldwide about the process of engagement and fulfillment to transform the living experience.

Get ready to look at your life in a whole new way and to feel complete satisfaction at this very moment.

Key Takeaways:

Your endless quest. If you get a good education, you’ll get a good job, make good money, and live happily ever after, right? Find out why your psychological need to have more is stronger than ever at [4:41].

Your pursuit to happiness. Take a mental photo of your life right now. What do you see? Are you living your best life yet? There’s a sense that something’s missing, but what? The answer is at [7:58].

Your present self is waiting. Have you ever driven somewhere and wondered how you got there? Or you’re talking to someone while texting with someone else? This state of distraction feels normal, but it’s not. The REAL way to knowing you’re fully engaged in any moment is [11:53].

Your practicing mind. You’ve discovered your mind-body connection with the real world ? step one is done! Now keep the connection alive. The ONE thing you can do to continue to fully experience the big and small moments in your life is [20:03].

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. You’re never more than One Idea Away from a whole, new reality.