The Pursuit of Perfect

How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Start Living a Richer, Happier Life

If you’re a perfectionist,  you probably attribute your achievements to your perfectionist ways. Don’t worry you don’t have to STOP being a perfectionist. Today you will learn to be a Healthy Perfectionist, an Optimalist, instead of a chronically stressed out Negative Perfectionist.

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“Perfectionist reject reality and replace it with a fantasy world- a world in which there is no failure and no painful emotions and in which their standards for success, no matter how unrealistic, can actually be met. Optimalist accept reality- they accept that in the real world some failure and sorrow is inevitable and that success has to be measured against standards that are actually attainable.”

~ Tal Ben-Shahar from The Pursuit of Perfect

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Tal Ben-Shahar

Tal Ben-Shahar is an author and lecturer.  He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership.  Today, Tal consults and lectures around the world to executives in multi-national corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations.  The topics he lectures on include leadership, happiness, education, innovation, ethics, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, and mindfulness. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages, and have appeared on best-sellers lists around the world.

Tal is a serial entrepreneur, and is the co-founder and chief learning officer of The Wholebeing Institute, Potentialife, Maytiv, and Happier.TV.

An avid sportsman, Tal won the U.S. Intercollegiate and Israeli National squash championships.  Today, for exercise, he swims, dances, and practices Yoga.  He obtained his PhD in Organizational Behavior and BA in Philosophy and Psychology from Harvard.

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