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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Changing Old Habits for Good by G. Alan Marlatt, Deborah S. Romaine

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Chapter 10
Good Enough
In This Chapter
• Coming to terms with your best
• The principle of good enough
• What do you expect?
• Thrills! Excitement! Adventure!
Your path to change is dynamic and ever-changing, which is not to say you never quite get there. On the contrary, your goals themselves morph and evolve as you move toward them. But after a while, you begin to feel like it’s been long enough. You’ve been throwing your best at this change thing—shouldn’t you be done by now?
But this isn’t like acing a history exam, making class valedictorian, or winning it all in a tennis tournament. No matter how much effort you put out, you can change only so much. And it’s hard to know when you’re giving enough of yourself to make this change thing happen. ...

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