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You Are Good Enough

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You Are Good Enough

Perhaps you were not at the top of the class, not the employee of the month, nor are you the "10" you think your partner wants. But you're probably pretty spectacular in some way, and definitely good enough in most areas of life. If ever there were a time to stop beating yourself up for being hum...

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The Religion Of Success

The pursuit of success is a religion because, like other religions, it is a robust system of meaning-making that operates at emotional and cognitive levels, guides our decisions, contains its own morality, and is practi...

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On Being Average

It seems we have created a distorted view of being average, and consequently, we try to avoid it at all costs.

 A study on averageness shows just how skewed our perspective is. Participants overall tended to label their own abilities as above average, but the study also found evidence that ...

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On Being Good Enough During Quarantine

A widely circulated “motivational” message, for example, proclaimed: If you didn’t come out of this quarantine with either a new skill or a new business, you never lacked the time, you just lacked the discipline.

It’s a message that’s counterproductive. It denies the kind of dramatic learni...

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The Good Enough Mom

Mom guilt is something that almost all mothers are very familiar with. 

Research suggests that five basic situations tend to induce guilt in mothers: actual or imagined aggression, wanting to leave in some way, being gone in so...

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The Good-Enough Partner

Having a good-enough partner implies making some compromises that are contrary to the portayal of romance. 

Good relationship compromises include settling for a good-enough relationship, while continuing to improve it. When we think of our partner as good enough, we realize what is most val...

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