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Good Enough Series (3-Part)


"The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good" (proverb)

How do we know how far to go in our pursuit of our goals? These three lecture/discussions will be devoted to applying the principle of “good enough” in living our lives in three major areas.

1) What is a Good Enough Relationship?:

Rules common to relationships of equals, including friendships, love relationships, and connections with colleagues.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 7:00 - 8:30 pm

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Differentiate between ideal, good-enough, and not-good-enough relationships.
  2. Apply psychodynamic principles to understanding good and not-so-good relationship choices.
  3. Balance one’s own needs and the needs of others in successful relationships.

2) What is a good enough achievement?:

Evaluating accomplishments including vocational, recreational, family, community, and spiritual goals.

Thursday, November 7, 2013 7:00 - 8:30 pm

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Apply the principle of diminishing returns to successful achievement.
  2. Evaluate the difference between desire and compulsion.
  3. Deal with the conflicting roles of competition and cooperation in achieving one’s goals.

3) What is good enough leadership?:

Principles underlying successful asymmetric relationships including parenting, teaching, and the workplace.

Thursday, November 21, 2013 7:00 - 8:30 pm

This workshop is designed to help the participant:

  1. Describe the emotional similarities and emotional differences between different types of unequal relationships.
  2. Set reasonable and achievable goals for such relationships.
  3. Balance the needs and aspirations of people with different responsibilities and different goals.

Eugene Goldwater, M.D., Cert. Psya. is a faculty member at BGSP and has taught, lectured and written about numerous subjects including fantasy and creativity, childhood and maturation, men and women, and sex and violence.

1.5 CE Credits per event


$30 in for complete series in advance $45 at the door
$12 for one event in advance $15 at the door


To register click here.