This is such a great read, especially if you have ever felt like you struggle with being a perfectionist. If we see a man helping others, we conclude that he is kind; if we see a woman standing up for her beliefs, we conclude that she is principled and courageous. References to this work on external resources. To view it, click here.
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The Pursuit of Perfect by Tal Ben-Shahar - PhilosophersNotes | Optimize
The first 40 pages are absolutely imperative information that really revealed perfcet lot about how I see myself and my understanding of the world around me.
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Topics include leadership, education, ethics, happiness, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, and mindfulness. Satisfizers are the lucky ones satisfied- what else- with the best possible outcome In The Pursuit of Happiness there are many examples from the life of the author, his relationships and experiences. To be able to change, we need a nuanced understanding of what exactly it is that we want to get rid of and what we want to keep.
Great advice if you have ANY perfectionist tendnencies. It is a direction, not a destination. Gonzalo You can buy it. And would definitely recommend it highly. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In the book The Pursuit of Perfect the acclaimed professor and writer explains some of the things mentioned in his lectures. Praise for Tal Ben-Shahar's Happier: My biggest take away was his suggestion to move our attitude from perfectionism to optimism.
Jul 26, Sarah rated it really liked it. Remember Me Forgot Password? The author coined the term "optimalist" which is a better goal than perfectionist. It's time to quit being a perfectionist and start being an optimalist.
The Pursuit of Perfect: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Start Living a Richer, Happier Life
Barring extreme situations when, for instance, suicidal thoughts and feelings are involved, painful emotions should not be so readily medicated away. A self-help book like many others riding on the shoulders of Nathaniel Branden. Add to Your books.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; pursuih strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
Retrieved on January 4,from https: He is unable to enjoy the here and now because he I'm starting to think that perfectionism is an epidemic.
Anyone who knows me well will understand immediately why I read this book, and why these passages mean a lot to me personally and professionally. Even in some religious texts that I am reading through, the idea that God needed to make negative, all kinds of creatures seems very strong and makes sense.
The Pursuit of Perfect
I'm starting to think that if is an epidemic. I Ex-perfectionist, Positive Psychologist and now converted Optimalist, Tal Ben-Shahar's dissertation is about the "positive"s of his new status, as an optimiser of his time, energy and emotions and the "negatives" of being a Perfectionist. Seligman, author of Authentic Happiness. Nice book on treating your perfectionism. Dec 10, Rubina rated it it was amazing Shelves: And, like it or not, painful emotions are part of that nature.
Ex-perfectionist, Positive Psychologist and now converted Optimalist, Tal Ben-Shahar's dissertation is about the "positive"s of his new status, as an optimiser of his time, energy and emotions and the "negatives" of being sjahar Perfectionist.
While coming up with solutions to a friend's problems may make us feel helpful and competent, it shahaar has the opposite effect on the friend.
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