The Pursuit of Perfect

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

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Do you want to be perfect? Or do you want to be happy? We're all labouring 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 bestselling 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 happiness, richness, and true fulfilment. 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-InsA" to help you rediscover what you really want out of life.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio | 6 pages
  • 127 x 147.32 x 15.24mm | 158.76g
  • Minneapolis, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1598878999
  • 9781598878998
  • 711,182

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The author s extensive research and academic credentials don t keep his humanity from taking center stage throughout this touching lesson on living authentically. . . . Eric Conger s sublime voice is a joy to hear.
"AudioFile" [Earphones Award]"
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