“The Gratification Comes In The Doing, Not In The Results”

May 25, 2022

“The gratification comes in the doing, not in the results” – James Dean

I stumbled on this quote this week and added it to my “quote book”, and I realized how this ties into the play therapy concept of encouragement perfectly!

In today’s episode I discuss the following topics:

  • The difference between praise vs. encouragement
  • The use of esteem-building responses
  • Focusing on the effort, not the outcome

Links from this episode:

listen on apple podcasts
listen on google podcasts

Get Brenna’s Latest Book

Device Detox: A Parent’s Guide To Reducing Usage, Preventing Tantrums, And Raising Happier Kids.

Device Detox Book

“Dr. Brenna Hicks does an excellent job of sketching the problem, but the book shines brightest when Dr. Hicks offers a suite of practical, evidence-based strategies for coping with screen overuse in children. A valuable book that deserves to be read by parents everywhere.”


New York Times bestselling author of IRRESISTIBLE and DRUNK TANK PINK