The author also offers a more realistic alternative to a perfectionist, becoming an optimalist. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Deals with the concept of failure and perfectionism and the preferred way to handle some situations.
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If I aspire to win Olympic gold and pefect take home the silver, my self-esteem will drop. Dec 10, Rubina rated it it was amazing Shelves: What do I gain from being pursuif perfectionist?
From the labelling of Plato as a Perfectionist and Aristotle an Optimalist, he paints what I think is a biased picture to try convert me into his way of thinking and life-balance choices.
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Oct 17, pri rated it liked it Shelves: Strife, when public, adds humiliation to the equation, embarrassing not only the person being chastised but also those who are forced to witness the interaction. To view it, click here. Also, I am thinking of taking a full list of self-help books that quote The Man In The Arena speech because it seems to be one of the basic staples of the genre.
Barring extreme situations when, for instance, suicidal thoughts and feelings are involved, painful emotions should not be so readily medicated away.
At this moment in time I really needed to read this book. Praise for Tal Ben-Shahar's Happier: Quotes from The Pursuit of Pe The most transformational Big Ideas from of the greatest personal growth books at your fingertips and eyes and ears. This book is all about understanding the perils of pursuing a life of perfection and offers an empowering alternative: You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Overall the pugsuit is loaded with great ideas and lessons on emotional mastery and happiness.
The Pursuit of Perfect
It's that some people are ready to change and others are not. People who are generally happy in all areas of their lives but perhaps just need pureuit in a few areas will find themselves among those to whom the author bestows his observations and gentle guidance.
Open Preview See a Problem? It is easy to see how this is the backbone pertect the most popular course at Harvard today. Jun 10, Desmond Sherlock rated it liked it.
And then, I should be a merit finder and not a fault finder in the words of Tal Ben-Shahar, who remains one of the people who have changed my perspective in the last couple of years, since I have started reading positive psychology. There is a general assumption pursujt truly happy people are immune from feeling sadness, fear, anxiety or setbacks in life.
The Pursuit of Perfect: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Start Living a Richer, Happier Life
Tunnel vision - focusing on a small part of reality while essentially ignoring the rest. Seligman, author of Authentic Happiness In our world most of the people chasing for perfection But Tal Ben Shahar mentioned that don't chase for perfection chase for optimalism.
My biggest take away was his suggestion to move our attitude from perfectionism to optimism. We get our best ideas and are most creative when we introduce space into our tight schedules" He is the author of the international best sellers Happier and Being Happy, which have been translated into 25 languages.
What aspects of perfectionism do I want to keep? The Notes, et al, are brilliant. Mar 14, Realini rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 06, Ryan rated it really liked it.
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