Toxic Success: How to Stop Striving and Start Thriving

Toxic Success: How to Stop Striving and Start Thriving

by Paul P. Pearsall
     
 

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Why do so many highly successful men and women feel lonely, cutoff, and unfulfilled by their success? Why does our drive for “winning” so often threaten our health, our relationships, and our families, leaving us with “an eerie vacancy of spirit?” Best-selling author and clinical psychologist Dr. Paul Pearsall discovered this pattern of “Toxic Success Syndrome” or TSS

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Why do so many highly successful men and women feel lonely, cutoff, and unfulfilled by their success? Why does our drive for “winning” so often threaten our health, our relationships, and our families, leaving us with “an eerie vacancy of spirit?” Best-selling author and clinical psychologist Dr. Paul Pearsall discovered this pattern of “Toxic Success Syndrome” or TSS in his 10-year study of a hundred “winners,” together with their families and associates. He confirmed that most TSS victims are distant, detached, and distracted and suffer from a form of ADD—attention deficit disorder. People who experience “Sweet Success”—an almost constant state of delight in their love, work and play—are able to direct their attention and stay in the “now,” being the center of swirling activity without getting fragmented. It's being pulled through life, not pushed; going with the flow instead of fighting the current; being responsive rather than driven. Pearsall's detoxification program has helped many TSS patients to “sweeten it up” by changing their mindset and taking back their attention, focusing on what they need not what they want. Toxic Success is this celebrated author's most important book to date.

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This book's message is simple: You don't have to let success ruin your life. Dr. Paul Pearsall conducted a ten-year study of 100 "winners," together with their families and associates. He discovered that well-adjusted high achievers and those who suffer from what he calls Toxic Success Syndrome approach their lives in significantly different ways. After describing the psychological fragmentation that is some ways characteristic of our age, he presents a detoxification program that can enable you to actually experience the success that you have achieved.

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ISBN-13:
9781930722095
Publisher:
Inner Ocean Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.28(d)

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