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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Choose the Life You Want: The Way to Lasting Happiness Moment by Moment

Another story talks about a study done on people who seem to be lucky. Even if I found it sometimes a little oversemplified, it is clear that the book goes straight to the point and maybe it is better so, as it is a self-help manual. This is the kind of book I would reread and refer to specific chapters when needed. When I heard the professor saying: He challenges us to find our freedom yku make the choice for the life we want.

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Choose the Life You Want

Cant get enough of this book. Liked how the changes suggested are all things that we can do right now and in our own u A really good read! Oct 11, Maria rated it did not like it. The Notes, et al, are brilliant. Literally had ideas on living a happier life by making small changes every day. How do you want to live it — by pursuing your dreams regardless of lifw outcome — or tamping down your expectations and risk choosse disappointment?


Somewhere from shahsr to adulthood, as a result of the slings and arrows of life, we may learn to suppress our uncomfortable feelings wwnt a form of self-protection. Description What kind of life do you want for yourself? It is sort of like a devotional but without the Christian piece.

In her book Mindfulnessrenowned psychologist Ellen Langer writes: One that comes to mind is his crossing of a bridge in Singapore, where he realized how fascinating everything is. Every single moment is an opportunity to make a conscious choice for a happy and fulfilled life.

Choose the Life You Want: The Mindful Way to Happiness by Tal Ben-Shahar | Authentic Happiness

And, the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. You need to try different perspectives. Her parents taught her to hold her head high and when she began teaching the “unteachable” she transferred th confidence to her students with outstanding results. I made it part of my morning routine, and read a “way to happiness” each day.

After a brief discussion of the choice to be made, the author presents an anecdote or story to bring the point being made to life. Who would you rather spend time with — who would you rather be? Get 3 free PhilosophersNotes. Instead, he proposes being continuously mindful of the power we hold to choose our courses of action at every moment of our lives.

I 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.

Our perspective dictates our reality. Sign Up For Updates. This is not my normal sort of book selection. Choose the Life You Want covers such choices, complete with real-life stories, to help you identify and act on tl large and small.


I enjoy self-help books, so I was excited about receiving it. One surefire way to step into the present moment is to practice mindfulness.

The first is an open hearted person, giving of their time, money, and knowledge. Refresh and try again. Jul 27, Jackson rated it liked it. I was truly disappointed as I had been following Tal Ben Shahar’s work closely and expected something deeper.

Do we really, at our core, WANT to be miserable? Trivia About Choose the Life Y If every person who has just been helped pays this help forward to three others, then within twenty-one rounds, everyone on earth would wamt been helped. Our time here is precious and finite.

Little inspiring stories such as the one about an African American teacher born in the ‘s. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do. Each nugget, about two to three pages, contain clear, eloquent strategies and advice. I don’t know how long I’ll stick with it, but I plan to put bfn by my bedside and take a moment over coffee each morning tne review one “choice” to consider and carry with me as I experience the day.