Designing Your Life: How to build a well-lived joyful life

Designing Your Life: How to build a well-lived joyful life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans is a thoughtful and engaging work, perfect for new year’s resolutions involving long-range planning. The authors teach an undergraduate course at Stanford that is the basis for this book. While it may not be totally revelatory or original, it offers a straight forward road map for examining the choices you make and how to “try on” roles that may or may not work. This has been a deservedly popular book since it came out.