Pursuit of Perfect

  • by Tal Ben-Shahar
  • Narrated by Eric Conger
  • 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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Revealing. Brilliant.

This amazing book is about honesty, about accepting your shortcomings and reality at the end of the day.
All this by not resigning yourself in front of your shortcomings, but by being liberated and feeling hopeful to accept and change towards your own happiness.
Absolutely brilliant! I will definitely make it my guide in my process of shifting to an optimalist approach.
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- A86

Worth reading, for health, happiness, and success.

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- Nina Weissman

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-04-2009
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books