What makes a great life?

In the last post, I shared that life is never going to be perfect.  And instead of aiming for the dream life, it can help to think about living a great life. 

So the next question is ... what makes a great life? 

Is it having lots of money, a big family, meaningful career, a life of simplicity in the woods?  

Well, that's the thing isn't.  A great life is deeply personal because it is based on your values.  What your idea of a great life might be really different from someone else thinks.  

So, what makes a great life?  Living your values.  

Living your values might also look really different because of your changing circumstances.  

I like the way Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, in their book Designing Your Life, explain that a good life is a coherent life.  Their understanding of coherence is the point where who you are, what you believe and what you do overlap.  

So, are you clear on what your values are?  

And how are you doing at living your values?  

Posted on May 3, 2017 .