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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 1,326 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2013-05-02 22:53:14.

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Task perfection vs. self-perfection.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 28 Feb 19 in David Burns, Demanding, Perfectionism, Task Perfection vs. Self Perfection |

  Dare to be average! 1,602 total views, no views today Originally posted 2016-08-22 20:50:01.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 11 Feb 19 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.” 180 total views, no views today Originally posted 2018-12-26 19:54:03.

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Are you making progress?

Epictetus was a Greek Stoic philosopher who lived in the 1st and 2nd Century AD .  453 total views, no views today Originally posted 2017-11-03 06:54:35.

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Will Unconditional Self Acceptance make me lose my edge?

Sean B. in Florida writes: Rex.  I think I understand the idea of unconditional self acceptance, in theory at least. But I am afraid that adopting it will cause me to lose my edge and stop striving for excellence in my career.  If I accept myself unconditionally, then do I have to accept it if I […]

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Task perfection vs. self-perfection

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in Acceptance, Perfectionism, Rating, Task Perfection vs. Self Perfection, ULA, UOA, USA |

  Many confuse the REBT idea of Unconditional Self-acceptance (USA) with being cavalier unconcerned about how well they perform, and fear that embracing might cause them to lose their edge in a competitive, results-oriented society, possibly losing their work ethic and slipping into a passive, dysfunctional lifestyle. While this concern is understandable, it is unfounded. […]

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