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Pursuit of Perfect: How to Stop Chasing and Start Living a Richer, Happier Life | [Tal Ben-Shahar]

Pursuit of Perfect: How to Stop Chasing and Start Living a Richer, Happier Life

Applying cutting-edge research in the field of positive psychology - the scientific principles taught in his wildly popular course at Harvard University - Ben-Shahar takes us off the impossible pursuit of perfection and directs us to the way to happiness, richness, and true fulfillment. He shows us the freedom derived from not trying to do it all right all the time and the real lessons that failure and painful emotions can teach us.
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Publisher's Summary

We're all laboring under our own and society's expectations to be perfect in every way: to look younger, to make more money, to be happy all the time. But according to Tal Ben-Shahar, the New York Times best-selling author of Happier, the pursuit of perfect may actually be the number-one internal obstacle to finding happiness.

Applying cutting-edge research in the field of positive psychology - the scientific principles taught in his wildly popular course at Harvard University - Ben-Shahar takes us off the impossible pursuit of perfection and directs us to the way to happiness, richness, and true fulfillment. He shows us the freedom derived from not trying to do it all right all the time and the real lessons that failure and painful emotions can teach us. He provides exercises for self reflection, meditations, and "Time-Ins" to help you rediscover what you really want out of life.

©2009 Tal Ben-Shahar; (P)2009 HighBridge Company.

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    "Great section on relationships"

    Good book with some really good insights. Especially helpful was the section on marriage and relationships. I found myself rethinking conflict in an even more positive light. That section read by the mass would transform our current marriage, family and friendships in the most positive ways.

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    "Loved this one"

    I am going to listen to this book again :)
    I just lived it ... Mind opening ;)
    If you are stuck in your life this book will free you.

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    Dr. Y. Shechter new york, NY United States 04-23-11
    Dr. Y. Shechter new york, NY United States 04-23-11 Member Since 2015

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    "A perfect waste of time"

    This is a stupid, superficial, self-help book. A total waste of time. I am surprised that the author is so popular. Don't bother to figure that one out.

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    Bruce 09-03-10
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    "Much better then I expected"

    This audio book is packed with really interesting information.
    It is a great follow on from his other book Happier

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