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Stress Mastery: The Art of Coping Gracefully by Ph.D. LAUREL BRUCATO, Ph.D. DOMINIC BRUCATO, Ph.D. JUAN R. ABASCAL

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Giving Up Being Right

The number of different ways of looking at the world is limited only by your imagination. There is no substitute for your willingness to experiment with different pairs of glasses and notice what happens when you do. In other words, there is no right way to see things. In fact, we are going to recommend that you give up needing to be right. Of all the possible ways of looking at the world, the one most guaranteed to cause you stress and strife is the one that insists that your way of seeing things is the right way (Osterkamp & Press, 1988).

Giving up trying to always be right is a really hard thing to do. Why? We all love being right. Right? We've been taught since our youngest days to do the “right thing” according to the ...

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