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Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2002

    Change your life in 90 minutes

    This book is a paradox. Usually I can't read more than 30-40 pages of a self-help book without putting it down and often not picking it up for a few days or weeks and then having to start all over again from the beginning. I read this entire book in 90 minutes and I am not a fast reader. What I like most about it is that each 3-4 page chapter describing and correcting a common self-defeating behavior is longer than a handful of quotes, but shorter enough to keep my full attention. It was a little like eating pistachio nuts which I often keep eating until my fingers are raw. In this case I kept reading GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY until I was done and my life was changed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2002

    A Great Book to Give to Everyone You Care About

    That this book is easy and fun to read does not mean it is light weight. Filled with insight, pith, and poignancy it is one the most enjoyable and usable self-help books I have ever read. I have given a copy to everyone I care about and all of them were appreciative.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2002

    Twenty Years of Therapy in One Small Book!

    If you are like me, you¿ve always wondered what therapists tell their patients in all of those sessions that last for years, and ultimately cost more than a college education. Dr. Goulston has wrapped his advice for 40 negative attitudes and behaviors into brief chapters. I certainly found myself in some of the chapters, and the advice was often helpful. Basically, Dr. Goulston is hoping that you will develop an open mind to what is available at the moment, and make a good decision that will serve your best interests and those of people you care about. Being free of old habits, outmoded thoughts, and bad entanglements, however, doesn¿t mean you have to be on your own. His advice is often to get a partner or someone to help you get moving. If you have just a little bit of one of these problems, this book will probably work well. If you have a lot or an unusual type of one of these problems, you are probably going to need heavier duty help. For example, Dr. Goulston sees procrastination as being based in loneliness. Get some company, and you will move forward is the concept. If your procrastination is not tied to loneliness, then you will not find this advice totally helpful. But how much can you do in just a few, brief pages? Most of the advice was spot on, from my perspective. Take away your blinders, your false starts, and your false inhibitions . . . and just openly be yourself. Stop stalling! Donald Mitchell, co-author of The 2,000 Percent Solution and The Irresistible Growth Enterprise

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