Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I’m Smart Enough, I’m Good Enough & Doggone It, People Like Me

That’s what Stuart Smalley used to say. (Video link here in case you don’t know who he is.) But…

Despite what all those self-help books say, repeating positive statements apparently does not help people with low self-esteem feel better about themselves. In fact, it tends to make them feel worse, according to new research.” 

OK, I’m convinced; I’ll stop telling myself I can climb that new route. (But I will continue to tell myself, “You are a good little poster. You always find interesting posts with which to fascinate yourself.” I’m sure that will work.)

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