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

Tal Ben-Shahar advocates a proactive approach to well-being in which every moment offers opportunities for positive changes in our lives. It is a short, but inspiring read. Author of a few extraordinary works, he had a course at Harvard that became the most popular ever.

I like to read a chapter or two a day to focus on the lifs.

Bben is is great to summarize what you’ve learnt and find inspiration for new things to try. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

He went to his boss- I think a famous figure, but I do not have his lief now- and said: It doesn’t adhere to a calendar, however, so you can read as much ta you like or as little as you can stand. Another story talks about the value of being true to yourself even at the risk of rejection. I typically don’t enjoy “self help” books but this book has been a joy to read and consider. Every single moment is an opportunity to make a conscious choice for a happy and fulfilled life.

May 04, Corinne Rodrigues rated it really liked it Shelves: And though its nice to open the book randomly and read the concepts and insights, I think this book would really rock if it had an index to certain concepts so one could pin-point a sentiment that they’re struggling with at any moment or just an idea that they’d like to mediate on.


Want to Read saving…. Each “chapter” is just 2 or 3 pages long, and there’s not much tex Disclosure: You can check the lectures on YouTube. He then invites his pupils to do the same. Each nugget, about two to three pages, contain clear, eloquent strategies and advice.

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Let’s change the world together. Big Ideas include finding happiness boosters, joining the failure hall of fame, focusing on your strengths and cocreating your reality. Feb 08, Carol Smith rated it really liked it Shelves: Instead, he proposes being continuously mindful of the power we hold to choose our thee of action at every moment of our lives.

Mar 21, Shubham rated it liked it. One of my favourite writers on positive psychology, Tal Ben-Shahar, has written another winner with this book. I can choose whether to sit up straight or stooped; whether to say a warm word to my partner or give her a sour look; whether to appreciate my health, my friend, and my lunch, or to take these for granted; whether to choose to choose or to remain oblivious to the choices that are there for the making.

I believe this little tome can help one improve one’s self-awareness. ,ife wasn’t expecting this book to be as good as it was, probably because the cover wasn’t all that interesting. I was very disappointed with this book. Feb 17, Daniel Dent rated it it was ok Shelves: Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential.


In order to make choosd choices, one has to be aware that a choice exists – at the very moment that it counts. This is not my normal sort of book selection. Oct 11, Maria rated it did not like it.

To choose is to create. Drawing on the latest psychological research, this book walks us through choices we make throughout our lives.

Choose the Life You Want : Tal Ben-Shahar :

These little one-pagers are good reminders, stories of interesting research and stories of real-life heroes. It is a worthwhile read, and if you can be mindful enough to remember these choices when you’re faced with trouble, I’ve little doubt that the lessons of this book can change your life. One that comes to mind is his crossing of a bridge in Singapore, where he realized how fascinating everything is.

Lastly, have you filled any buckets today or have you just emptied them? This a great book for anyone wanting cboose live a more purposeful life. Ask me in a year. Tal Ben-Shahar taught at Harvard, where his classes on Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership were among the most popular courses in the University’s history.

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It is full of short one-pagers.