Hardback Good enough : the myth of success and how to celebrate the joy in average / Eleanor Ross
Interest category: Health
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, 2020
ISBN: 1529336120 9781529336122
Control number 1529336120
Trying to be across our friends, our family, social media, our careers and our hobbies all the time can be damaging. We have been sold the story that we can do it all, and that being above average is the path to success and happiness. But now it's time to rediscover our appreciation of the ordinary and the average - that space where most of the best things happen. Eleanor Ross was compelled to write 'Good Enough' after her experience of a breakdown. The 'having-it-all' myth dominated her 20s as she worked late, worked through holidays and then worked hard in the gym. The ensuing burn-out led her to question what drives us to push ourselves so hard that we mentally break, and to try to understand why we keep pushing even though we can feel ourselves cracking. If there's one thing Eleanor has learned, it's better to be average and happy than successful and miserable.