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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... it's much less self-defeating to acknowledge the problem early on and deal with it effectively— with compassion, respect, and empathy. 4. There is nothing more futile than trying to change another person.
The more preoccupied you are with yourself, the less likely you are to consider, acknowledge, or even notice other people. As a result, they feel hurt, frustrated, and angry—convinced that you don't really care about them.
I viewed it as a chance to be in a less pressured environment and sort out what I wanted to do. I got much more than Ibargained for. After several weeks in the psychiatric wards, talking and listening to numerous patients, I thought for ...
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK “All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a simple lonely action.” —£4MES RUSSELL LOWELL Each of the forty concise chapters in the book addresses a common self-defeating behavior.
Realizing that her mother's controlling nature was a misguided attempt to be close to her daughter allowed Carolyn to be more receptive. The less she pulled away, the less her mother pushed. Before long, her mother's critical comments ...
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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
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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