We can quite often fall into the all or nothing trap of pursuing 'perfection'. Somehow 'failure' has a stigma attached to it. But what if it's okay to try, test, fail, learn, grow and get stronger?  Here is Professor Ben-Shahar's take: “One of the wishes that I always have for my students is that they should fail more often (althoughthey are understandably not thrilled to hear me tell them so). If they fail frequently, it means thatthey try frequently, that they put themselves on the line and challenge themselves. It is only fromthe experience of challenging ourselves that we learn and grow, and we often develop and maturemuch more from our failures than from our successes. Moreover, when we put ourselves on theline, when we fall down and get up again, we become stronger and more resilient.” Excerpt from book -  'The pursuit of perfect' When you're feeling fatigued, overwhelmed, and with that sense of loss, maybe it's a sign that you need a time out. Even just for a moment.  And maybe it's also a time to remember... That... As the author says 'If you 'fail' frequently' it means your 'trying' frequently...and....

becoming 'more resilient'. Becoming 'stronger' is a good thing. With Arete, Sean  How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Start Living a Richer, Happier Life Tal Ben-Shahar is writes and lectures and the author of several books. He created and taught some of the biggest most well attended courses at Harvard on topics such as positive psychology.

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