The Happiness of Pursuit

The Happiness of Pursuit

Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to your Life

Book - 2014
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A book that challenges each of us to take control--to make our lives be about something while at the same time remaining clear-eyed about the commitment--The Happiness of Pursuit will inspire readers of every age and aspiration. It's a playbook for making your life count
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385348843
9780385348867
0385348843
Branch Call Number: 158.1 Guil
Characteristics: viii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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I'm not interested in an enormous quest like traveling the world, but this book inspired me to find several smaller scale challenges to take on over the next year or two. For all of you bucket-listers, 'top ten' rankers, 'best of' aficionados, give this one a look.

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meg09
Feb 07, 2017

A book full of inspirations, you might find something that must have been lying latent in your heart. Do read this book to know how people kept moving with an earnest quest in their heart coupled along with Chris' own quest to visit all the countries in the world. Ofcourse in the practical world nothing is so rosy, hence the book also talks about struggles faced by many characters. This is my third read book of this author and I must say he has lived upto the benchmarks created by his previous books.

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BotNote
Jan 16, 2016

Didn't take me in and didn't finish this book. This guy has the luxury of travelling the world on a "quest". He compares this experience to others who have gone to extremes and made some type of life altering journey like running every ultra-marathons on the planet in a year or something to that effect. I couldn't get it out of my head what a first world cause this all stands for.

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eliseweatherby
Nov 09, 2014

The stories of people pursuing seemingly random or obscure dreams “just because” never gets old but I did find some of the points a bit slow moving and the author did write about himself a lot in between. Some of the stories were quite heartwarming think chicken soup for the soul stuff and others were pretty out there and I felt the need to skim. I would not describe this book as life changing or particularly motivational but it was mostly a fun read.

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