Who are the idiots? The others... of course! Managers, colleagues, teachers, spouses, mothers-in-law - anyone who doesn’t behave ‘properly,’ that is, the way... we would like them to!
Join the Boneheads’ Academy. Congratulations! You’ve just won free life time membership to the club, as chances are that you belong to several of the above categories. Time to realise that, if we ask others, you are the idiot in their lives!
Idiotic thinking. Time to also realise that, all too often, we are the ‘idiots’ for ourselves! Irrational thoughts and beliefs create problems for our own selves and for those around us.
There is hope. The infallible ‘Ro’ method can help you become a professional problem solver, and deal with annoying people, situations, and your own thoughts.
A day with Don Stressote. Join in the adventures of this modern-day Don Quixote de la Mancha, a ‘Ro’ method graduate. Watch Don deal effectively with other idiots (drivers, managers, colleagues, clients, friends and relatives), as well as with the most difficult person among all... - himself!
Dealing effectively with either major life events or daily stressors requires the ability to maintain composure / remain calm under pressure, take a time-out and ‘talk sense’ to oneself. Useful questions to ponder when under pressure include:
-Is there something I can do right now to solve this problem?
-Is it worth my time and energy?
-Is my behaviour helping me deal with this and accomplish my ultimate goals?
-What can happen to me, if I continue acting in a state of frenzy or remain depressed?
-How long can my body endure in this state, without sustaining any undesirable health consequences?
-How can I use this event?
-What have I learned from it?
-What good do I see in all of it?
I am confident that the present book will change, if not the conditions in your life, at least the way you think and how you see your life - for the better!
You can’t stop the birds of worry from flying over your head - but you can stop them from building their nest on your head.