Task perfection vs. self-perfection.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 5 Nov 19 in David Burns, Demanding, Perfectionism, Task Perfection vs. Self Perfection |

  Dare to be average! 2,009 total views, 6 views today Originally posted 2016-08-22 20:50:01.

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A loyal 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 . . .  6,504 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-06-25 02:53:25.

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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 1,770 total views, 3 views today Originally posted 2013-05-02 22:53:14.

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Are you making progress?

866 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2017-11-03 06:54:35.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 29 Sep 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.” 571 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2018-12-26 19:54:03.

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Ten Pounds of Shit in a Five Pound Bag?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 24 Sep 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?     451 total views, no views today Originally posted 2019-01-05 21:41:42.

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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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Don’t worry, be happy! :o}

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 20 Aug 19 in Happiness, job burn out, Perfectionism, Your Opinion Matters |

Don’t worry, be happy!”           ~Meher Baba  Say what???  3,442 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-06-28 05:05:49.

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Dare to Be Average!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 19 Aug 19 in Books & Media, bookshop, David Burns, Perfectionism, Your Opinion Matters |

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? 7,162 total views, 5 views today Originally posted 2013-04-29 18:16:46.

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Dr. Gunars shares how he deals with anxiety about granddaughter not doing well in school

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 17 May 19 in ABC Technique, Anxiety, Basics, Disputing, Guest Author, Guest Author Posts, Perfectionism |

Rex, as most of the time, gives a good answer. This is not to offer an alternative to Rex, but a supplement.” Dr. Gunars is a regular contributor to REBT Info, and we are pleased to offer his reply to our recent discussion about managing GAD and anxiety for the a child who is not doing well […]

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