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Assert your right to make a few mistakes!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 30 May 20 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.  1,278 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2017-06-25 21:39:45.

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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  2,115 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 Thu 14 May 20 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.”  1,015 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2018-12-26 19:54:03.

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

Posted by Gunars Neiders on Mon 30 Mar 20 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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Is a “Happy-go-lucky” 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?  4,288 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2014-07-13 03:53:10.

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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 . . .   6,943 total views Originally posted 2013-06-25 02:53:25.

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Are you making progress?

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Task perfection vs. self-perfection

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 16 Feb 20 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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Task perfection vs. self-perfection.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 29 Jan 20 in David Burns, Demanding, Perfectionism, Task Perfection vs. Self Perfection |

  Dare to be average!  2,262 total views Originally posted 2016-08-22 20:50:01.

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Dare to Be Average!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 28 Jan 20 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?  7,615 total views Originally posted 2013-04-29 18:16:46.

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