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Will Unconditional Self Acceptance make me lose my edge?

    Sean B. in Florida  asks  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 […]

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Task perfection vs. self-perfection

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 13 Oct 21 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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Judge behavior, not self

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 12 Oct 21 in Acceptance, ePrime, Guilt & Shame, judgment, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, ULA, UOA, USA |

The long and the short of it is, however, that REBT-CBT–as do some  other modern psychological approaches and schools of psychology–encourages people to distinguish between self and behavior, and to recognize  judgments or global ratings as irrational and unhelpful, and to instead practice Unconditional Self Acceptance (USA), Unconditional Other Acceptance (UOA) and Unconditional Life Acceptance (ULA)  […]

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 31 Aug 21 in Acceptance, Albert Ellis, social media, Uncategorized, USA |

   1,086 total views Originally posted 2019-11-01 12:42:29.

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Self acceptance is not a “thing.”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 24 Aug 21 in Acceptance, Self esteem, USA |

 Here is a good  one from the 2008 archives about self-esteem and self acceptance: By refusing to “devalue yourself because of your ignorance” perhaps you do understand more than you think.  1,404 total views Originally posted 2015-04-16 04:22:58.

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“Secondary disturbance” is not secondary in signifance.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 22 Aug 21 in Acceptance, Basics, Depression, Disputing, ULA, UOA, USA |

We have been having some great discussions lately over at the REBT-CBT Forum Yahoogroup.  Thm raised an honest and important question and was kind enough to allow me to re-post it here.  Thanks, Thm!  His question and my response follows. Your follow-up comments and questions are encouraged and welcomed.  6,296 total views Originally posted 2013-12-07 03:57:31.

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Acceptance is not love!

   Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they’re alive and human.” ~Albert Ellis  4,664 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2013-05-02 07:39:44.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 12 Aug 21 in Acceptance, Albert Ellis, quotes, ULA, Uncategorized, UOA, USA |


Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they’re alive and human.”            
                               ~Albert Ellis

 

Accept everybody. . .
just because they’re alive and human.

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Simple, Effective Strategies To Immediately Boost Your Self-Esteem

Posted by Anna Kucirkova on Sat 7 Aug 21 in Acceptance, Guest Author, Self esteem, ULA, UOA, USA |

Guest author, Anna Kucirkova offers up some thoughtful tips on self-esteem.    1,458 total views Originally posted 2018-03-28 13:51:42.

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How to deal with your past errors?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 20 Jul 21 in Albert Ellis, damning, downing, Ellis Quotes, People Rating, Rating, Shame, USA |

By honestly acknowledging your past errors, but never damning yourself for them, you can learn to use your past for your own future.” ~Albert Ellis    2,412 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2017-06-17 06:21:04.

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