By Tal Ben-Shahar. What kind of life do you want for yourself? What choices will create this kind of life? In his New York Times bestseller. Our time here is precious and finite. How do you want to live it — by pursuing your dreams regardless of the outcome — or tamping down your. Choose the Life You Want by Tal Ben-Shahar, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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For instance, we take it for granted that our feelings are what they are and cannot be altered; we ahahar to someone else’s behavior automatically without considering alternative options; we are faced with the same situation over and over again and respond in the same way over and over again–as if no other course of action were available to us.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I want shzhar read this book again and again so I don’t forget the valuable advice I found on every page.

This is a book meant to be absorbed in small doses – extremely small doses. Do you look for the quick fix OR have patience? Through my choices I create my reality.

From the business world, he gives this example – One employee of a big company made a hugely expensive mistake, that cost over a million dollars. It’s a good book, but if you like youu have read a lot of other books on self-improvement, then there’s not much new things you find here. I was truly disappointed as I had been following Tal Ben Shahar’s work closely and expected something deeper.

Optimize every facet of your life. Sign In Forgot your password? Review quote “With his customary insight, Tal Ben-Shahar lays out the elements of a happier life in short, thought-provoking chapters that will inspire readers both to think more deeply about their lives–and to take action to turn those ideas into reality.


Author of a few extraordinary works, he had a course at Harvard that became the most popular ever. Would shahr recommend this one to someone looking to dip their toe into the self help realm. The messages are quick and usually followed by an example, sometimes it’s an anecdote from the authir’s life or that of another person, and sometimes it’s from a sociological study.

When I heard the professor saying: Jan 15, Alexandra Zhukovskaya rated it liked it. I like to read a chapter or two a day to focus on the lesson.

Choose the Life You Want

I learned a lot, highlighted a lot, but would be better absorbed if read one chapter at a time they are all short stories so it would give the opportunity to absorb and apply.

Drawing on the latest psychological research, this book walks us through choices we make throughout our lives. I did not even read it all, which is pretty unusual for me Just a fluffy little book to read here and there. This created f I was very disappointed with this dhahar. It’s a nicer way to be. Join tens of thousands of people from around the world.

Choose the Life You Want: The Way to Lasting Happiness Moment by Moment by Tal Ben-Shahar

In her book Mindfulness nen, renowned psychologist Ellen Langer writes: What choices will create this kind of life? It is a short, but inspiring read.

Dec 10, Dianne Oliver rated it it was ok Shelves: Choose the Life You Want. He promises no simple trick or secret, no quick-fix for instant improvement. Description What kind of life do you want for yourself? For each of the choices, there is an anecdote offered that illustrated the success found when the positive view is taken. Quotes from Choose the Life Y I read this in a couple of sittings and after awhile the different lessons tend to run together.

But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way—this is not easy Let’s change the world together. Others reviewers have noted that some chapters are repetitive.


This is not my normal sort of book selection. Modern Classic soul Spirit. Waht have to say that I enjoy the anecdotes from others the most and find some of t This is an easy book to read in chunks given the daily reader fashion in which it’s written.

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It’s so superficial and basic that I had to double check it was really for adults. Trivia About Choose the Life Y Many people are mindlessly walking through life, working from limiting thoughts, living in the past or in the future — but not in the present.

These posters are often used in schools to teach children to recognize their feelings and express them in a safe and healthy way. Another story talks about a study done on people who seem to be lucky. Mar 08, Aditia Dwiperdana rated it really liked it. How do you want to live it — by pursuing your dreams regardless of the outcome — or tamping down your expectations and risk of disappointment?

The first is an open hearted person, giving of their time, money, and knowledge.

Humanist Devotional As I started this, I quickly realized that while is could fall into the “quick read” category, it is better digested slowly. Trevor, one of the students, decides to do three good deeds for others—three acts of randomkindness—and in return ask them to do three good deeds for three other people, who will be asked in return to do the same for others, and so on.

What choices will create this kind of life? Amazing what a little encouragement will do. Do you tend to be ungenerous OR do you act generously?

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