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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 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. 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 ConclusionShow more
People functioning at the highest level are what the authors call 10x leaders. Research on these leaders consistently brought up five major strengths. This book teaches readers to become a 10x leader using these five key areas, the SHARP framework. Strengths: 10X leaders stop trying to eliminate weaknesses and learn to focus on their strengths Health: 10X leaders stop trying to eliminate stress and learn how to integrate periods of restoration Absorption: 10X leaders stop waiting for the lightning of focus and creativity to strike and learn how to achieve consistent engagement and presence Relationships: 10X leaders stop trying to exert power and control and learn to cultivate healthy relationships through positivity and authenticity Purpose: 10X leaders stop grinding out tasks and learn how to find meaning and commitment in everything they do The 10X elixir of peak performance comes not from focusing on just one of these areas, but from learning to light the fire of all five aspects of SHARP and functioning naturally with them on a daily basis. If you just cultivate one or two aspects of leadership skills you are unlikely to succeed.Show more
In his trailblazing Harvard courses, his internationally bestselling books, as well as his lectures and videos, positive psychologist Tal Ben-Shahar has shared his wisdom on finding fulfillment with people around the world. But even a happiness expert needs a sympathetic ear now and then. Tal found his-not in a fellow psychologist or guru, but in his longtime neighborhood barber, Avi, who (along with cutting hair) dispenses wisdom beyond his years: Moving fast is important, but so is knowing when to wait. The more you provide for your children, the less they gain for themselves. If only people brought the same levels of commitment to their relationships as they do to their work. The best way to gain trust is to give trust. Short Cuts to Happiness distills two years of Tal and Avi's revelatory barbershop talk into forty brief chapters to dip in and out of, or to enjoy straight through. Each one reminds us how easy it is to find common ground on the things that matter most-and how good it is to talk with a tried-and-true friend.Show more
Thousands of Harard University students have discovered that you can become happier. They learned the secret to lasting fulfillment from acclaimed teacher Tal Ben-Shahar's class on positive psychology— a branch of psychology that combines the latest scientific research with good old common sense. Now you can join his class and learn how positive psychology can make you happier right now— no lottery windfall, job promotion, or new love required. Think of Happier as your own personal workbook. As you listen to each chapter's illuminating discussion on happiness and incorporate its simple exercises into your daily routine, you will see every aspect of your life with new eyes and a new sense of purpose. When you learn how to live for today and for tomorrow at the same time, you learn how to balance your immediate personal needs with long-term goals and enjoy life as you never have before.Show more
We have more choices than we realize. In fact, according to positive psychology expert Tal Ben-Shahar, our entire life is made of choices, large and small. It is what we choose moment by moment and day by day, to do, to feel, to experience, that determines how happy and fulfilled we are. Every moment, then, is an opportunity to make a choice that will bring us greater happiness. Ben- Shahar presents 100 such opportunities, some simple, such as whether to frown or smile; others complex, such as whether to hold on to what we know or change our perspective, helping us identify them, recognize their importance, and make the right choice. Each choice includes a brief explanation plus a story or study that makes it accessible and relatable. It’s up to you to choose the life you want!Show more
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