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When Your Best Isn't Good Enough: The Secret of Measuring Up

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With the positive, no-nonsense strategies offered in "When Your Best Isn't Good Enough," readers can raise their low self-perception and overcome these feelings of rejection and inadequacy.
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Published July 1st 2007 by Fleming H. Revell Company (first published 1988)
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Bart Breen
Very Strong Offering beneficial to Many

Dr Leman is best known for his book regarding birth order and its effect upon personality and characteristics and so I expected this book to be good and I was not disappointed.

It is ironic, but the fact is that many underachievers are in fact not lazy, but people capable of excellence who have determined on some level that it is safer to gaurd against being judged by others by engineering circumstances in their lives, jobs and relationships to where other e
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Chris
When my husband picked up The Birth Order Book, I picked up this one. I am glad I read the Birth Order Book first, as it gives a general overview first born perfectionists. This book is designed to address that situation. It gives practical advice on overcoming stumbling blocks that make your life tedious work instead of the joy filled experience that God intended it to be. Dr. Leman also gives tips on parenting - encouraging your children and setting up realistic goals without being overly crit ...more
Allison
Excellent information. All perfectionists should read this book. It opened my eyes to defeated perfectionism, criticism, and how they affect every area of one's life. Especially eye-opening was how we pass that down to our children and how it affects their lives. It has given me a new perspective on my negative self-talk and how that affects me spiritually. I want all of my children to read this book.
Mostafa  Nabil
رغم عدم حبى لكل أنواع التنمية البشرية الا ان هذا الكتاب يعتبر نظرة جديدة للحياة أكثر منه نوع من التنمية البشرية
يمكنك ان تخرج من هذا الكتاب باعادة اكتشاف اخطاءفى افكارك ,,,

اكثر ما يميز الكتاب انه لا يريدك ان تشبه أحدا حتى تحقق ما حققه من انجازات
يطلب منك ان تختار طريقتك بنفسك وأسلوبك بنفسك ولكن بأسلوب منظم وبروح الرضا دائما فى المكسب والخسارة مع الحياة
Janique
Any person struggling with feelings of dissatisfaction and never measuring up in life would benefit from the insights Dr. Leman shares in this book. The 'defeated perfectionist' idea was particularly interesting as were the practical tips on 'lowering the high-jump bar' of life.
Abdelaali
كتاب جميل المحتوى .. غير أن كثرة التفاصيل والقصص تشتت ذهنك كثيرا..
Hope
Encouragement for perfectionists.
Samar Darwish
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Michael
The writing of this book is a bit repetitive, and I got sick of endless 7-point lists of things to do. Even so, there are some good suggestions and nuggets. I especially liked the chapter on raising your own children and his approach to "reality discipline."
Mohamed Bahgat
Good lessons with how to treat kids, and get trust.
Great points I got, many of my friends found it really useful with them kids.
Yaman
i read the Arabic version of this book.. It really change my thinking.. has many good ideas.. it is very rare when i start to read a book and didn't leave it until i finished.. this book is one of them
Basma osman
ok let's say it i hate human development books even in English version
Magdy Samy
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Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally recognized psychologist, author, and media personality. He was the first to popularize Adlerian psychological concepts in the United States, which are based on birth-order and family dynamics. Dr. Leman holds Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Arizona.

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“The person who is a defeated perfectionist generally has a conscience that’s way too big. So big, in fact, that it magnifies shortcomings and failures and won’t let its owner forget sins or imaginary sins of years ago, even though they have long since been repented of or paid for.” 0 likes
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