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

Tal Ben-Shahar

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Description:

Do you want to be perfect? Or do you want to be happy? 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 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 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. Table of contents Introduction: The Perfect Trap Chapter 1: Benevolent Jealousy Chapter 2: The Upside of Anxiety Chapter 3: Ordinary Expectations Chapter 4: Don't Just Get Over It Chapter 5: Understanding the Unknowable Chapter 6: Succeeding at Failing Chapter 7: Permission to Feel Chapter 8: The Law of Identity Chapter 9: The Platinum Rule Conclusion

Language:

English

Narrators:

Eric Conger

Length:

6h 59m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

26:48


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

01:07:25


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

01:02:39


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

43:30


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

35:30


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

37:41


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

31:15


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

28:57


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

05:49


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

11:47


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

08:03


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

07:51


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

08:22


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

06:38


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

08:59


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

08:26


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

09:07


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

08:26


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

02:36