Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior
Practical, proven self help steps show how to transform 40 common self-defeating behaviors, including procrastination, envy, obsession, anger, self-pity, compulsion, neediness, guilt, rebellion, inaction, and more.
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Thanks to the insightful readers who have applied the advice in this book to their lives, I have come to realize that there are universal lessons to be learned from understanding the nature of selfdefeating behavior.
As for the other person, they're much more likely to come around if you use understanding and acceptance rather than coercion and guilt. 5. You can't fix something until you admit it's broken. A fine line separates being direct from ...
I had come close to defeating myself in two ways that would later become chapters in this book: quitting too soon and assuming that the hard way is the right way. I was saved by a caring person whose wise words had an immediate impact ...
But that behavior invariably comes back to haunt us. Then we curse ourselves for being stupid, foolish or weak, when in truth we had simply lost perspective in the midst of a threatening or confusing situation.
That story comes as close as anything to capturing the complex feelings between adult children and their parents. Almost everyone I see in therapy has conflicts with a mother or a father, and these invariably affect their relationships ...
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Superb!User Review - minnesotahguy26 - Overstock.com
This book is a no nonsense practical approach to various ways to avoid self sabatoging in relationships and with your habitual behaviors. Very short sweet and concise. Everyone should have this book ... Read full review
Review: Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating BehaviorUser Review - Joy - Goodreads
Really thin self help content that neglects to provide insight into suggestions. Read full review
Waiting Until Its Too Late
Saying Yes When You Want to Say No
Assuming They Dont Want Anything
Playing It Safe
Always Having to Be Right
Focusing on What Your Partner Is Doing Wrong
Trying to Take Care of Everybody
Refusing to Play Games
Putting on an Act to Make a Good Impression
Being Envious of Others
Feeling Sorry for Yourself
Assuming the Hard Way Is the Right Way
Thinking Im Sorry Is Enough
Holding It All In
Putting up With Broken Promises
Trying to Make up While Youre Still Angry
Not Learning From Your Mistakes
Trying to Change Others
Rebelling Just for the sake of Rebelling
Talking When Nobodys Listening
Pretending Youre Fine When Youre Not
Becoming Obsessive or Compulsive
Taking Things Too Personally
Acting Too Needy
Having Unrealistic Expectations
Quitting Too Soon
Letting Others Control Your Life
Leaving Too Much to Chance
Letting Fear Run Your Life
Not Moving on After a Loss
Not Getting Out When the Getting Is Good
Not Asking for What You Need
Giving Advice When They Want Something Else
Backing Down Because You Dont Feel Ready