Ultimate success in your life.... at what cost? Yu Dan Shi

Jul 15, 08:19 AM

Society’s definition of success- an impressive career, status, wealth can be a hollow victory. Yu Dan Shi knows this all too well. A lifetime spent chasing endless goals and success came at a huge personal cost: a punishing workload, raising a family, a daily battle devoid of meaning, failing health and misery. Yu Dan explores the conflict faced by high achievers and guides us through practical steps to make real, sustainable changes to our life to bring us fulfilment. Success at what cost?

Society’s definition of success- an impressive career, status and wealth can be a hollow victory. Yu Dan Shi knows this all too well. A lifetime spent chasing endless goals and the appearance of success came at a huge personal cost: a punishing workload while raising a family, a daily battle devoid of meaning, failing health and misery. From a childhood in a poor town in China, today Yu Dan explores the conflict faced by high achievers and guides us through practical steps to make real, sustainable changes to our life to bring us fulfilment.  Here's what we cover with Yu Dan in this show.   When people ask Yu Dan what she does, how does Yu Dan like to reply? Born to a poor village in China, what was the dream? How much of Yu Dan’s dream was driven by the expectation of her parents? Yu Dan was miserable, but that made her work harder. What part of us says ignore the misery? How did Yu Dan break the addiction to relentless ambition? Yu Dan had the perfect life, ticked every box, but which box did Yu Dan not tick? When Yu Dan got sick in 2008, she had a conversation with herself and said she felt regret. What did she regret? How did Yu Dan measure success back then? The illness was caused entirely by internal stress. Did Yu Dan know she was suffering chronic stress? How do you know if you are being honest with yourself? What was the reaction from her parents when she made a change? How does Yu Dan keep from falling into the comparison trap? What gives us true career fulfillment? How does Yu Dan describe her identity today? What identity is she wanting to impart on her own children? Should be generalists or specialists? Where does Yu Dan get her external validation today?  What's the ambition condition? The exact steps a listener can take to find their inner strengths. Back 10 years ago, what advise would Yu Dan have given to herself? What brings Yu Dan pride today?      LINKS   Yu Dan Shi website https://www.yudanshi.com   The Mojo Radio Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/themojoradioshowpodcast   The Mojo Radio Show http://www.themojoradioshow.com   The Mojo Radio Show on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheMojoRadioShowPodcast/   The Mojo Radio Show on Twitter https://twitter.com/tmrspod   The Mojo Radio Show Answering Machine 08 7200 6656 08 7200 MOJO   The Mojo Radio Show copyright Gary Bertwistle & Darren Robertson   Products or companies we discuss are not paid endorsements. They are not sponsored by, nor do we have any professional or affiliate relationship of any kind with any of the companies or products highlighted in the show.... sadly! It’s just stuff we like, think is cool and maybe of interest to you our listeners.   “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”