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.
Nothing drives us crazier—or makes us hate ourselves more—than to realize we've been keeping ourselves from gaining the love, success and happiness we want in our lives. That's what self-defeating behavior does.
You have realized that blaming your problems on other people, or on circumstances beyond your control, doesn't make anything better. You understand that you alone have the power to change your life. That sense of responsibility is ...
When she realized that she and her mother had both suffered in childhood—her mother from being neglected, she from being overly controlled—Carolyn was able to let go of some of her bitter feelings. Realizing that her mother's ...
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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
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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