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Overcoming the Rating Game: Beyone Self-Love--Beyond Self-Esteem Paperback – February 1, 1992
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1. We are succeeding always as long as we are learning.
2. Doing badly is a valuable experience for learning.
3. Doing things correctly tells us what we want to repeat.
4. After much discipline and hard work, our performance will come closer to our potential ability, and this process is defined as success.
So in stead of measuring myself against others, I should measure my performance against my potential.
If you are into CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) and specifically like the "homework"/exercise aspect, then this book is probably not what you're looking for. However, CBT originally stemmed from REBT / RET. The main difference is the focus for changing how we feel in our lives. CBT focuses on the actions that will hopefully change your feelings, while REBT focuses on the thoughts that will change your feelings as well as change your actions. Both therapies work to a very high degree, but they each come at the problem from slightly different spots in the cycle. Any lack of exercises included in this book is merely a function of REBT more than anything neglected by the author.
Even if you are a die-hard CBT/exercise fan, I would still recommend that everyone give this book a shot, since it's short, straight forward, and a small investment in what could be the best thing that ever happened to you! I happen to love thinking about things and thinking about different possibilities (I was a philosophy major of all things... not directly practical!) and this book did change my life. It got me out of my head, thinking less and doing more - which for me, was exactly what I needed! (I had become an undisciplined, unsuccessful, unhappy perfectionist! ... fellow REBT enthusiast will totally get that! :) Anyway, reading this book helped me learn to be happy not being perfect by changing the way I thought about myself and others.
After reading this book and books by Albert Ellis, I am convinced that cognitive approachs are best for reducing disturbances. I expect the book would be a good supplement if you are getting psychotherapy that uses the rational emotive behavioral approach or the cognitive behavioral approach.
As Hauck says, the book should be re-read to get the full benefit from it.
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The idea of choosing not to rate yourself or others at all is a very useful antidote to the messages we usually receive from others e.g. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Do No Harm
The author was able to put philosophical and psychological jargon aside and create a desired, clear-to-understand, ability for the reader to follow along seamlessly. Read morePublished 14 months ago by CKMAYEUX
This book is word for word exactly the same as his other book titled "Hold Your Head Up High". Read morePublished 18 months ago by Lynn Hughes
Great read for a great price. It helped changed my mindset. I would recommend it to others. Thanks for the great buy.Published on June 16, 2014 by dovid berger