Why not live a good life?
I had the good fortune to be interviewed again by Jonathan Fields for his Good Life Project this Sunday.
The Good Life Project is an impactful web TV show with a meaningful and authentic series of interviews with individuals who are deliberately creating a good life for themselves and others.
Jonathan Fields is a speaker and author of Uncertainty, Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance, and Career Renegade, How to make a Great Living doing what you Love, published by Random House.
“I really appreciate the opportunity to work with Jonathan again, (I was featured in Career Renegade) and I feel honored to be in the company of everyone interviewed for the Good Life Project.” I shared.
Jonathan bounced a reply right back and he basically said that he is exploring what makes a “good life” by asking others along the way. He had no specific criteria. That’s why it’s a project.
What makes a good life? What a fascinating subject to pursue!
I was impressed by the company and appreciated the opportunity to have a seat at the table with them.
As we conversed I began reflecting upon what each of us at the table had in common.
What I noticed was that each person arrived at a life crisis but then they turned it around.
How? They simply asked “why?” “Why” am I living this way? And “why not” live another way.
What I know has made a good life for me is that I am following my passions and I feel that I am contributing by creating value for other people’s lives.
I appreciate my life so very much even more today because it was not always good. Once ridden with anxiety, depressed, and directionless I too journey from a complete place of crisis to my current very good life as a successful artist.
If I had to point to one simple formula that kick started positive change in my life it was simply examining my assumptions, expectations, the rules, and routines I was living.
Then asking “why”, shortly followed by “why not.” Why not make it better, why not live a good life? That is when the journey began.