Stop Shooting Yourself in the Foot
- Discover Garbage Rules to learn how to despise and so surrender your self-defeating thinking.
- Stupid is thinking, saying, and doing things that hurt your own goals.
- Stupid is repeating the same mistakes without knowing how to stop.
- Stupid is getting involved with people who are bad for you again and again.
- Stupid is having habits that make and keep you stupid.
- Stupid is having friends and activities that keep you stupid.
- Smart is thinking, saying, and doing things that help you achieve your goals.
- Smart is learning from your mistakes so you don’t have to repeat them.
- Smart is getting involved with people who are good for you again and again.
- Smart is having habits that make and keep you smart.
- Smart is having friends and activities that keep you smart.
- The best way to stop acting stupid is to see the thinking that causes you to act stupid as not an option for you anymore, as repulsive.
- To learn to reject your underlying stupid thinking you must repeatedly face it and the ugliness of it.
- Once you see and are disgusted with your stupid thinking, then you can develop an allergy to it. Once you develop an allergy to it, then you are done with it and are free to replace it.
- For a book of repetitions that will drive you to see and despise your stupid thinking, discover, Garbage Rules.
Both stupid and smart are based on habits. You can develop smart habits to replace your stupid habits once you really reject the core thinking that keeps you stupid.
Book for Overcoming Stupid
- 12 Steps Stop Shit
- How to Recycle Garbage in 12 Steps
- Make Worse to Make Better As a Strategy
- Shit Happens, Deal with It
Quotations from Various Sources
“Anxiety cannot provide security.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
“Anxiety is to warn not to perform.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
“Convince yourself that worrying about many situations will make them worse rather than improve them.” —Albert Ellis and Robert A. Harper, A Guide to Rational Living, Third Edition, p. 174
“For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.” —I Peter 2:20
“In fact most of what we call anxiety is overconcern about what someone thinks of you.” —Albert Ellis and Robert A. Harper, A Guide to Rational Living, Third Edition, p. 163
“Take care of your body as if you were going to live forever; and take care of your soul as if you were going to die tomorrow.” —Saint Augustine
“The great majority of the things we now make ourselves panicked about are self-created ‘dangers’ that exist almost entirely in our own imaginations.” —Albert Ellis and Robert A. Harper, A Guide to Rational Living, Third Edition, p. 171
“Underneath dysfunctional anxiety is insecurity.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
“Worry itself is one of the most painful conditions.” —Albert Ellis and Robert A. Harper, A Guide to Rational Living, Third Edition, p. 165