Dr. Kashey knows that hitting goals is a vital aspect for each of our definitions of “success”. This is why Dr. Kashey has studied human tendency when it comes to approaching these goals. Between a dogmatic approach and a scientific approach, Dr. Kashey believes that incorporating more of the latter can have a healthier impact towards our relationship with our goal-setting process and our inevitable failures or successes.
Although Dr. Kashey acknowledges the need for both dogmatic and scientific systems of thinking due to the human need for tension to evolve and become better, he also notes that seeing outcomes as something more of a product of consistency that can be iterated and learned from rather than as something expected, or as a binary “yes or no”.
At the end of the day, Dr. Kashey reminds us that subscribing too much to rigid frameworks of thought is dangerous in the long term, as it damages our sense of self and of others, compared to healthier frameworks where observing, learning, persistence, and resilience are valued.
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