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Get out of your own way : overcoming self-defeating behavior

Author: Mark Goulston; Philip Goldberg
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Random House, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Practical lessons for conquering procrastination, fear, envy, obsession, anger, self-pity, compulsion, neediness, guilt, rebellion, inaction"--Cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Goulston; Philip Goldberg
ISBN: 0399519904 9780399519901
OCLC Number: 1083724164
Notes: "A TarcherPerigee book."
Description: xxv, 177 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: How to Beat Self-Defeat --
Chasing After Love and Approval From a Parent --
Getting Involved With the Wrong People --
Procrastinating --
Expecting Others to Understand How You Feel --
Waiting Until It's Too Late --
Getting So Angry You Make Things Worse --
Saying Yes When You Want to Say No --
Holding a Grudge --
Assuming They Don't Want Anything in Return --
Playing It Safe --
Always Having to Be Right --
Focusing on What Your Partner Is Doing Wrong --
Putting up With Broken Promises --
Trying to Make up While You're Still Angry --
Not Learning From Your Mistakes --
Trying to Change Others --
Rebelling Just for the Sake of Rebelling --
Talking When Nobody's Listening --
Pretending You're Fine When You're Not --
Becoming Obsessive or Compulsive --
Taking Things Too Personally --
Acting Too Needy --
Having Unrealistic Expectations --
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 "I'm Sorry" Is Enough --
Holding It All In --
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 Don't Feel Ready.
Responsibility: Mark Goulston and Philip Goldberg.

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"Practical lessons for conquering procrastination, fear, envy, obsession, anger, self-pity, compulsion, neediness, guilt, rebellion, inaction"--Cover.

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