Dear Best Selfers,
So, the million-dollar question is: How do we live a good life? And while we are on the subject — what does that really mean after all? Clearly something different to each of us, but the one discernible through line: we want it and will spend much of our lives on the hunt for our own special version of ‘it’.
Jonathan Fields is a pretty cool guy to hang with, so it wasn’t surprising that his new book, How To Live A Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Practical Wisdom (releasing October 18th), is chock full of down-to-earth metaphors, practical wisdom (and buckets) to help spark something, propelling us a bit further along this path.
In our conversation he quoted a passage that Steve Jobs once said about connecting the dots: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”
And you’ve got to get out there and live and embrace life in all of its gorgeousness, messiness and humanness to have dots!
We’ve all got dots (some we’d rather dry-erase off the board), but we’ve got them and they tell our story. When we pretend they never happened or bypass them too quickly, we miss a part of the ride. Yep, even those unfavorable ones bring forth great value.
Find your dots, connect them, make meaning of them and let them inspire you to acquire more — all the while enjoying the ride, the good life ride.
This issue is dedicated to all things good life. Go forth and embrace yours, Best Selfers, and may your good life buckets runneth over!
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