Secrets You Keep From Yourself – Unless you’re like me, in which case…

July 26, 2021 – Reading through this post up for reblog is… painful. Not sock-in-the-gut or anything… but…. cringe-y.

But, I’ll tell ya…

I’m definitely better than I was when I wrote this way back in 2019. Gee, that wasn’t long ago. Still, I’ve changed… for the better, me thinks.

The last line of my original post says: “Now, as far as those years I need to sort out (1999, 2011, 2014-15)… yeah, I’m working on it.” and you know what? I HAVE BEEN!

I hope you’ll take the time (about 3 minutes) to read through this (if you haven’t before – or even if you have, as a refresher).

The Self-Help Whisperer®

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. – The Wizard of Oz

The entire premise of this book is wasted on me. Not that it’s a bad book… it certainly is NOT. What I mean to say is that I know all the secrets… I sabotage my own happiness… willingly?… not exactly… but knowingly, know what I mean?

Secrets You Keep From Yourself by Dan Neuharth, Ph.D. is a very, VERY good book. I read it years ago… probably around 2004, when it came out. There’s a – sarcasm -short list – sarcasm off – of the ways people unwittingly sabotage themselves and it happens to be on the front of my book cover. Let’s see…

  • Procrastinating
  • Wishful thinking
  • Emotional Eating
  • Getting distracted
  • Feeling undeserving
  • Impulse buying
  • Pursuing short-term gain despite long-term pain
  • Ignoring or minimizing problems you need to face
  • Struggling in disappointing or frustrating…

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