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Thought Stopping: A potent tool for getting unstuck

At least with my career counseling clients, among the most potent tactics for keeping them moving forward rather than stayed mired in,  for example, “No one will hire me,” “I’m so angry at...” or “I’m an imposter” is thought stopping: As soon as you become aware of an unproductive thought, literally say “Stop!” and ask yourself, “What constructive task could I turn my attention to? What’s the first one-second baby step on that task?”

I flesh that out in my PsychologyToday.com article today.


Be an Autodidact?

Courses are often required, for example, for legal certification. But sometimes you can avoid courses, which are often costly, inconvenient, and larded with masses of material you’ll never use  or have forgotten or become obsolete by the time you need it.

For many people and for many things you’ll want to learn, a wonderful way to learn is be an autodidact, teaching yourself. It may be best explained by examples. My PsychologyToday.com article today offers three from my life.

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