Towards the end of the chapter he provides strategies and exercises that we can practice and use in order to change our Perfectionism ways. The Pursuit of Perfect by Tal Ben-Shahar Are you constantly trying to keep up with your busy and sometimes stressful life while at the same time striving for happiness? We all want a perfect life but in reality and as most of us know, there is no such thing. We work so hard on something and we sometimes get let down and we often feel like a failure. In the Pursuit of Perfect by Tal Ben-Shahar, he sheds some light into the possibility of obtaining a happy life even with the struggles and challenges that may come our way.
Argument Paper Importance of a College Education English 111 Having a quality college education is key to one’s success in the world today. Education is an aspect of life that can transform surviving the daily grind into enjoying the day-to-day work life. The ability to be proud of one’s profession is a fact of life rarely accomplished. It seems as if there is always someone in any given career field that does not like what they do for a living. Expressions such as “I can’t wait to quit,” “I wish I had a better job,” and “I don’t want to go to work,” are expressions spoken by nearly every person at some point in his or her lifetime.
Being an Ordinary Person by the Skin of Your Teeth All people have to overcome problems in their lives. Some people obsess over their problems and are unable to move on and achieve happiness. Then there are the people who are able to go on and live better more rewarding lives. Ordinary People and The Skin of Our Teeth are both great examples of how people are given the chance to start their lives over. People who are able to deal with family issues, learn from past mistakes, keep hope alive, and realize that death is not the answer are able to have a new beginning and essentially have the life they desire.
You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they’re alive and human.” The feeling of being accepted is human nature, and the ironic part is that some have no clue as to why they want to fit in. My observation is that high school is one of the main places where people think that social acceptance is the key to life; they feel as though being “popular” is crucial to survival. Well its not true. If you spend all your time trying to find out how to be socially accepted, that’s time wasted when you could use that time to excel in life and in making a name for yourself. To be truly enlightened with yourself you must learn to break away from the chains of conformity, only then will you get to move on with your life and be free; and enlightenment is key.
Following Peekay in his journey and seeing how he succeeded without always having help and support was a huge eye opener for me. I realized that it may be good to have a little assistance here and there when you need it, but ultimately you must be able to count on yourself because you determine your own destiny. Becoming independent is something that everyone has to experience sooner or later and a great place to start is with something small like a sport and then move on to bigger things in life such as getting your first job, your own home, and starting a family without your parents always at your side. I thought that The Power of One was definitely one of the most inspiring and well written books I have ever read. It had so many life lessons hidden deep inside the context of every page and every chapter.
The difference in Randy’s “final talk” and the other professor’s who had preceded him was that his speech wasn’t about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming and finding a way around the “brick walls,” of making possible the dreams of others, of taking advantage of every minute of every day. It was about living life to the fullest and giving it all you could give with no regrets. In the third, fourth and fifth chapters of the book, he talks about adventures and lessons learned, enabling the dreams of others and about how to live your life. Randy sums these chapters up by saying, “This section may be called “It’s About How to Live Your Life,” but it’s really about how I’ve tried to live mine.
All in all The Alchemist and “Life Ain’t Always Beautiful” have similar themes in which one sees the hardships in life, but finds the strength to overcome them. “There is only one way to learn…It’s through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey” (Coelho 132). What does this mean? It means that one has to use action to get through one’s life struggles and learn from them, the actions one takes can make you wise.
Flaws and errors are elements which improve our daily life, which is why we have got experimental trials/periods called “Trial and Error”. Without faults in our society we certainly wouldn’t know what aspect in life we need to improve on. Being imperfect characterise every one of us, without it, we will not be able to bring new experiences to our world. People might question, “What does imperfection means and why does it exist?” Imperfection is a trait which everyone obtains and it is a quality which makes everyone distinctive amongst others. In today’s society everyone is competing against each other especially secondary students.
It’s hard to work in this industry because it’s not just handed to you. You’re not just given a work schedule and get paid by the hour and many people don’t understand that. They don’t know what is behind the scenes. You must have a contract with an agency and then go on castings, if you are selected then ( which it’s a 99% chance you’re not) some models gets less than a hundred dollars to a couple thousand. It’s a very rewarding job but people don’t even try to understand what models go through and how hard it is.
I understand the need to divide the work among the group members depending on their strengths and weaknesses. I do not let weakness in others stop me from including those individuals 100% in the project. I make sure to help them out by providing them guidelines they can understand and encourage them to be productive members of the group. I’ve had other team members just wanting to do the work themselves and not include those who are less able because it’s so much easier for them to do so. However, I always feel that they won’t learn if not given a chance to try and improve themselves.