Jon Acuff is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including his most recent, Soundtracks, The Surprising Solution To Overthinking, which is our muse today.

This is the second time I’ve had Jon on The Ziglar Show and he has a knack for bringing profound personal development messages to us in an entertaining and highly digestible perspective.

I admire his way to connect with where people are in the reality of their lives.

A reality that as you’re about to hear, he says we manufacture, and I sincerely agree.

In this episode you’ll hear us dig into issues such as; We think our memory is a GoPro recording of “reality”, when in fact we’re just filtering it through our own cognitive bias, one that has a quick decline in memory consistency.

But we base our beliefs on it.

Jon asks, “Why is it so easy to repeat negative soundtracks about myself internally and so hard to repeat positive soundtracks about myself externally?”

The premise of his new book and message is we are living from soundtracks in our mind we often need to Retire, Replace, then Repeat with the new ones, over and over.

Jon discusses with me how our brain builds on overthinking’s habit of negativity by doing three additional things: Lying about your memories, confusing fake trauma with real trauma, and believing what it already believes.

And we start in on his insight into no single good event in our life has as much lasting impact as trauma.

So…what do we do with it?

That is what you’re about to hear about.

Find Jon’s new book Soundtracks wherever you get books and connect further with him at acuff.me.

Come join me in my new Driven To Live community at driventolive.co where we go beyond just listening to these podcasts, and we engage with other driven people…to ask questions and have real conversations on how to actually apply the incredible wisdom we hear, to our own lives as we seek to transform ourselves into our full capacity.

My guest in this episode is Jon Acuff and you’re about to hear what drives him and a message that is worth digging into.

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