Distinct from other success or motivation books that emphasize skills, tactics, or pop gimmicks, Developing Unrelenting Drive, Dedication, and Determination digs deep into the theory and practice of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) to grow those qualities of character and personality that drive one to relentlessly do what is necessary to produce the great results one wants in life. Each chapter begins with an engaging discussion of that chapter’s theme, replete with interesting real-life examples. Then comes a detailed step-by-step workshop that contains guided exercises that aid readers in building that character trait in others or themselves. Provided next are three powerful intensifiers to strengthen and integrate the trait into one’s character structure. Following that are cogent suggestions to integrate that chapter’s character trait into an organization’s culture. Last, suggested readings are provided for those interested in further pursuing the building of that trait. Developing Unrelenting Drive, Dedication, and Determination is designed to instruct helping professionals in the REBT approach, to be a resource to work collaboratively with their patients or clients, and to be a sourcebook for the interested layperson.
Table of Contents
1 The Unrelenting Drive, Dedication, and Determination Factor: Great results are always within our grasp – but what does it take?
2 Unconditional Personal Responsibility: The royal road to great results – living by your word, outside of circumstances
3 Passionate Purpose: Passion fuels Unrelenting Drive, Dedication, and Determination – but what is it that fuels passion?
4 Fearlessness: Unlocking the door to boldness – freedom from ego
5 Interpersonal Intelligence: Building the strong relationships you need to help you succeed – it starts with the heart
6 Mental Muscle: The tools to build mental toughness – the Power of Focus and the Power of Belief
7 Robust Vitality: Building high, sustained energy – physical, mental, and emotional
8 Harmony at Home: A happy home life – the foundation for laser-like focus, zest, and powerful effort
9 Epilogue: Going forward with gusto
About Russell Grieger
Russell Grieger, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 35 years' experience of treating individuals, couples, and families, an organizational consultant to hundreds of companies, agencies, and service groups, and an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia.
“Striving for success? In this motivational, must-read, discover your blueprint for sustained goal mastery. Academically stellar yet easy-to-navigate, this workbook is power-packed with precise and powerful action steps. Grieger's uniquely human story-telling adds rich texture, humor, and stick-to-your-ribs success strategy wisdom. This book dovetails nicely the tenets of REBT with the science of positive psychology. Personally and professionally, this captivating book is a winner.”—Judy Krings, PhD, PCC, author, Photo Adventures in Cuba and Rev Up Your Relationship Resilience
“If you are tired of striking out too often, read this excellent book on achieving excellence and start hitting home runs. Follow the well-lit path that Dr. Russ Grieger mapped for you. By harnessing your passions in pursuit of doing great things, I’m confident that you’ll surprise yourself on the upside.”—Bill Knaus, EdD, author, Overcoming Procrastination for Teens
“Developing Unrelenting Drive by Russell Grieger, PhD, is an authentic and powerful guide to the systematic development of personality and character traits that lead to personal and organizational success. Dr. Grieger's experience and REBT acumen is delivered in a readable, straightforward style, and the seminar/workbook format facilitates self-guided learning for clinicians and organizational professionals who are serious about making changes for greater effectiveness in themselves, their clients, and organizations.”—John D. Boyd, PhD, ABPP, ABPH, licensed clinical psychologist; independent practice, Richmond Virginia