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The Resource The happiness of pursuit : finding the quest that will bring purpose to your life, Chris Guillebeau

The happiness of pursuit : finding the quest that will bring purpose to your life, Chris Guillebeau

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The happiness of pursuit : finding the quest that will bring purpose to your life
Title
The happiness of pursuit
Title remainder
finding the quest that will bring purpose to your life
Statement of responsibility
Chris Guillebeau
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
When he set out to visit all of the planet's countries by age thirty-five, compulsive goal seeker Chris Guillebeau never imagined that his journey's biggest revelation would be how many people like himself exist -- each pursuing a challenging quest. And, interestingly, these quests aren't just travel-oriented. On the contrary, they're as diverse as humanity itself. Some involve exploration; others the pursuit of athletic or artistic excellence; still others a battle against injustice or poverty or threats to the environment. Everywhere that Chris visited he found ordinary people working toward extraordinary goals, making daily down payments on their dream. These "questers" included a suburban mom pursuing a wildly ambitious culinary project, a DJ producing the world's largest symphony, a young widower completing the tasks his wife would never accomplish, and a teenager crossing an entire ocean alone - as well as a do-it-yourselfer tackling M.I.T.'s computer-science course, a nerd turning himself into real-life James Bond, and scores of others writing themselves into the record books. The more Chris spoke with these strivers, the more he began to appreciate the direct link between questing and long-term happiness -- how going after something in a methodical way enriches our lives -- and he was compelled to complete a comprehensive study of the phenomenon and extract the best advice. In The Happiness of Pursuit he draws on interviews with hundreds of questers, revealing their secret motivations, their selection criteria, the role played by friends and family, their tricks for solving logistics, and the importance of documentation. Equally fascinating is Chris' examination of questing's other side, including questers' acute awareness of mortality, their struggle against monotony, and their wistful feelings once a quest has succeeded. What happens after the summit is climbed, the painting hung, the endurance record broken, the "at risk" community saved?
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technical information on music
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TOH
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Guillebeau, Chris
Dewey number
158.1
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not applicable
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LC call number
BF637.S4
LC item number
G85 2014ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
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PerformerNote
Read by George Newbern
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1964-
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Newbern, George
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  • Guillebeau, Chris
  • Goal (Psychology)
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Happiness
  • Action theory
  • SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness
  • SELF-HELP
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Applied Psychology
  • SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General
  • SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Success
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Label
The happiness of pursuit : finding the quest that will bring purpose to your life, Chris Guillebeau
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Electronic audio file
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digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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stereophonic
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spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
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rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (07 hr., 27 min., 34 sec.))
Form of item
online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780804165242
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(electronic audio bk.)
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital
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sound
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digital recording
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  • remote
  • other
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unknown
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4048063F-DA8E-4BF3-BBB3-435FECD9CFBD
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  • ocn889890591
  • (OCoLC)889890591
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Label
The happiness of pursuit : finding the quest that will bring purpose to your life, Chris Guillebeau
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic audio file
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • not applicable
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (07 hr., 27 min., 34 sec.))
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780804165242
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
Stock number
4048063F-DA8E-4BF3-BBB3-435FECD9CFBD
System control number
  • ocn889890591
  • (OCoLC)889890591
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not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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