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David D. Burns Quotes: Reaching for the stars, perfectionists may end up clutching air. They suffer from mood disorders, troubled relationships, and stress. They may even achieve less than others.
         

Reaching for the stars, perfectionists may end up clutching air. They suffer from mood disorders, troubled relationships, and stress. They may even achieve less than others.


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You feel the way you do right now because of the thoughts you are thinking at this moment.



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When two people respect each other, the ability to be vulnerable and to reveal hurt feelings can create a powerful emotional connection that is the source of real intimacy and friendship.

When two people respect each other, the ability to be vulnerable and to reveal hurt feelings can create a powerful emotional connection that is the source of real intimacy and friendship.



Perfectionism becomes a badge of honor with you playing the part of the suffering hero.

Perfectionism becomes a badge of honor with you playing the part of the suffering hero.



Forgive yourself and be ready to forgive yourself in the future. You're gonna screw up. It's okay.

Forgive yourself and be ready to forgive yourself in the future. You're gonna screw up. It's okay.



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Learn to accept your limits and you'll become a happier person.



Kindness is the cause of all anxiety.

Kindness is the cause of all anxiety.



You don't have to do anything especially worthy to create or deserve self-esteem; all you have to do is turn off that critical, haranguing, inner voice.

You don't have to do anything especially worthy to create or deserve self-esteem; all you have to do is turn off that critical, haranguing, inner voice.





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