Why aren't life goals taught at school?

Many people know that writing down their life goals is the first step to achieving more in life.  Yet have you taken the time to actually write down your goals?  This 100 Goals Club is designed to help you do just that. Studies show that you are 50% more likely to achieve the things you want most in life, by writing them down as goals.  

The premise of this site is to join a unique group of success minded individuals who are committed to goal achievement and living a life by design instead of by chance. Join the club and commit to your own list of 100 Goals, using the book "100 Life Goals" as a guide to developing your own unique and personalized list of goals, written by you and for you.  

Life goals and what they didn't teach you at school!

Most of us have had some amazing teachers in our lives, some have inspired us to be better students and human beings.    The vast majority of us however end up having graduated from secondary school or beyond and realize that there are things in life that we wish were taught to us at school.    Why are some of the most important things required to live a successful and happy life not formally taught to us?

  • How to handle and manage money
  • How to develop exceptional verbal communication skills
  • The importance of developing a life long habit of daily exercise and eating sensibly
  • The importance of setting goals in your life and how to design the life you want
  • The entire field of self-help and personal development
  • Career planning
  • Starting a business or developing multiple streams of income

One of the greatest problems with our educational system is that the importance of life goals and goal setting is not even taught, yet it is one of the most important life skills.   Entire generations of families grow up and never understand goals or the importance of writing them down.

What if school offered courses that taught . . . ?

For every level of our school system, starting with primary school, wouldn’t it be great if a course was offered on Life Skills, starting with Life 101 and progressing Life 102, 103, 104 etc. as we move through our educational system.   Recommended course topics to include:

  • Thinking positive
  • Exercise daily
  • Set goals (or 100 life goals)
  • Make money work for you (compounding, invest in stocks and real estate, develop multiple sources of income)
  • Read a book a month (keep learning)
  • Find a mentor/coach
  • Communicate well
  • Do things you love
  • Keep a Journal
  • Associate with good people

Taking these principles further is the basis for developing your life goals. 

What my Karate Sensei taught me about life goals

Some of us are fortunate to have been raised by parents whom already have these important skills and are more successful as a result.   For many others, I suspect this is not the case as our parents have been raised by the same educational system.     Some of us are fortunate, as I was, to find a mentor who inspired me to learn about these areas.  In my case, my first mentor was my Karate Sensei.   I started training in my early 20’s with a Sensei who taught me so much more than Karate, many of the things I mention above.  He was running a course called “Improve Your Life” for his students, which for most of us in his classes was our introduction to personal development and how to design a good life.   Goal setting was taught and encouraged.    Striving to be a good and better person was expected in addition to learning how to kick and punch.  Who would have guessed that these kind of life skills would be taught by a Karate teacher! 

It was here that I also learned an important mantra which I would say daily for the rest of my life.    After attending one of his seminars, I came away with the expression that has been forever engrained in my mind and I repeat often . . . “I am Happy, Healthy, Wealthy and Wise”.      

I’ve talked to many people over the years who also recognize the deficiency with the content of what is being taught at schools.    Changing an educational system however is currently beyond what any of us can achieve on our own.   Throughout the course of my last 20 years, I’ve often thought about how great it would be if there was a franchised place to go for students to learn these essential life skills, accompanied by a fitness or sporting program to help them improve their fitness and energy level.   

A life of WOW and the purpose of this site!

One of the reasons I’ve developed this site is to help our younger generation of students realize that there are places and strategies on how to live a greater life with more purpose . . .  a life which we can look back on and say “WOW, what a life!”.   This site will written to help you design your life with no regrets, one goal at a time!  It is my goal to further accelerate this learning through by providing this place people can come to intimately share their life goals, both successes and failures, providing encouragement along the way. 

Learn more about this site and these 100 recommended Life Goals.

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Last updated: December 8, 2019