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Ten Pounds of Shit in a Five Pound Bag?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 5 Jan 19 in Acceptance, Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Perfectionism, Procrastination |

Q: The intense Mr. X writes about a pattern of trying to “put 10 pounds of shit into a five pound bag,” that is, making unrealistic plans, and then feeling frustrated,  and anxious about not accomplishing what he set out to do.  Sound familiar? 27 total views, no views today

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Aim for success, not perfection

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.”               ~Dr. David M. Burns 1,193 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2013-05-02 22:53:14.

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What’s wrong with saying, “I am an EXCELLENT person” ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 26 Dec 18 in Acceptance, ePrime, General Semantics, Perfectionism, Task Perfection vs. Self Perfection |

We have  bee having a lively–if somewhat perennial–discussion about why REBT dos not favor motivation and bolstering of “self esteem” by using global labels and “rating,”  such as “I am an EXCELLENT person.” 43 total views, no views today

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Task perfection vs. self-perfection.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 23 Dec 18 in David Burns, Demanding, Perfectionism, Task Perfection vs. Self Perfection |

  Dare to be average! 1,454 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2016-08-22 20:50:01.

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Don’t worry, be happy! :o}

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Dec 18 in Happiness, job burn out, Perfectionism, Your Opinion Matters |

  Don’t worry, be happy!”           ~Meher Baba  Say what???  2,973 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2013-06-28 05:05:49.

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Are you making progress?

Epictetus was a Greek Stoic philosopher who lived in the 1st and 2nd Century AD .  345 total views, no views today Originally posted 2017-11-03 06:54:35.

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How do we manage “job burnout”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 13 Dec 18 in Demanding, Demanding, Depression, job burn out, Low Frustration Tolerance, Perfectionism |

A reader asks about managing job burnout What a great topic! There is an expectation that has become common since the 1960’s that work is “supposed” to be fulfilling, satisfying, fun, even meaningful . . .  5,608 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2013-06-25 02:53:25.

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Dare to Be Average!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 8 Dec 18 in Books & Media, bookshop, David Burns, Perfectionism, Your Opinion Matters |

  Dare to Be Average! Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy Chapter 14 ~David Burns, M.D. One of the most unusual, attention-grabbing, and in my opinion, important chapter titles ever in a self-help book of this kind.  But what on earth could be the reason for such a seemingly negative, almost anti-American sentiment? 6,182 total views, […]

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Assert your right to make a few mistakes!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 7 Nov 18 in criticism, mistakes, Perfectionism |

      How do you feel about making mistakes?  How do you deal with others when they make mistakes?  Please click the blue link below to join the discussion and share your ideas. 817 total views, no views today Originally posted 2017-06-25 21:39:45.

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Is a “Happy-go-lucky” and a “Who cares?” attitude an answer to anxiety?

How do we deal with anxiety about the future of a son who is not doing well in high school?  Read Vinayak’s question and our answer.   3,685 total views, no views today Originally posted 2014-07-13 03:53:10.

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