Welcome to episode 2725 of The Strong Life Project Podcast, hosted by Shaun O’Gorman, with the title “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world…today I’m wise, so I want to change myself.” In this episode, Shaun delves into the transformative journey from outward ambition to inward wisdom.

  • Introduction
    • Overview of the episode’s core message: The evolution from wanting to change the world to focusing on changing oneself.
  • The Clever Stage
    • Discussion about the zeal of youth, where we often think the problems lie outside of us.
    • Examples and anecdotes that showcase the limitations of this mindset.
  • The Transition to Wisdom
    • How life experiences, failures, and self-awareness lead us to realize that the key to true change is within.
  • Personal Transformation vs. Global Change
    • Why focusing on personal transformation is actually more impactful than trying to change the world directly.
  • Tools for Self-Change
    • Practical methods for personal growth and development: Mindfulness, self-reflection, and embracing failure as a teacher.
  • The Ripple Effect
    • How changing yourself inevitably impacts the world around you.
  • Testimonials & Real-Life Stories
    • Shaun shares some client stories and personal experiences that have demonstrated this shift from cleverness to wisdom.
  • Closing Remarks
    • Recap of why personal transformation is the cornerstone of impactful change and how it contributes to a fulfilling life.

Episode Summary:

In Episode 2725, “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world…today I’m wise, so I want to change myself,” Shaun O’Gorman explores the transformation many people undergo as they mature and gain life experience. The episode delves into the shift from an external focus—wanting to change the world—to an internal focus on personal transformation as the true path to impacting the world positively.

Shaun speaks candidly about the challenges and limitations that come with thinking the solution to happiness and fulfillment lies in changing external circumstances or other people. Through real-life examples, he outlines the power and importance of turning inward for transformation. He shares actionable strategies for self-improvement and underlines how this personal growth inevitably affects those around us.

This episode is a must-listen for anyone who finds themselves caught in the trap of externalizing their problems or for those who have started realizing the potency of personal growth. Shaun guides the listener through the journey from cleverness to wisdom, emphasizing the importance of changing oneself as the first and most significant step in creating a better world.