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Personal Goals 2023: Setting, Planning, and Achievement for Life Motivation and Success

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    • 1.

      Welcome to Class


    • 2.

      Mystery Question


    • 3.

      Why Are Goals Important?


    • 4.

      Goals Warmup


    • 5.

      Setting Your Goals


    • 6.

      Setting Your Strategy


    • 7.

      Goals Wrap Up


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Do you have a clear direction in life, clear goals for the short-term and long-term, and a strategy to get you there? This lesson will get you those things as you progress through your own goals workshop. Get a pen and paper ready.

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1. Welcome to Class: Hello and welcome to goals for 18 to 20 six-year-olds. My name is Kyle has loved and I'll be your guide throughout this course. I have an MBA from the United States, have lived and worked in the USA and Asia, and have been a university instructor since 2007 for the second ranked University in South Korea. And this is one of many crucial lessons I've compiled for you to help you become more successful in happier in life. This course focuses on goals. And this is something you want to work on as hard as possible now and continue to do so over time in the future. You want to revisit this lesson over the years because it plays such an important role in today and your future development. And our topic is on goals, specifically, how to set the goals for the life you actually want. Now, our lesson is going to start with a quote in our quote of the day goes as follows. Life best lived is life by design. And what that means is the best kind of life to live is the one that you design, the one that you control. This lesson on goals, this core lesson on goals, we'll start out with today's introduction and mystery question. I'm going to give you a mystery question and at the beginning, it should help stimulate your thinking and be a little bit interesting to you. And you want to try and answer that question as we progress throughout this lesson, least think about it. And then at the end of this core lesson, I'll give you the answer. We'll see how close you came to figuring it out. Second, I'm going to tell you why you should have goals. Next row, have a workshop, a warm up to get us thinking about our goals, gets you in the right mindset. Next, we'll go to workshop part one on goals, which is goal setting. Then we'll go to part two of our workshop, which is goals strategy. And then finally, as I said, we'll wrap things up by giving you the answer to the mystery question. 2. Mystery Question: Before we begin though, I really want to impress upon you that today's lesson on goals really helps build the foundation of only not the rest of this 12 part cores, but also the rest of your life. It really sets you in the right direction and helps you accomplish whatever goals you seek to finish. I'd like to introduce you to a man named Jim Rhone and he's one of my favorite guys. He's really an inspirational man. He's an American entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker. He's really helped a lot of famous people that you might have heard of become who they are today. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2009. He has an interesting quote that I found inspirational. And it really has a lot to do with today's lesson. And it goes like this. You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight. And that's what we're going to do. We're going to find your direction, puts you on the right path to getting those goals finished. Because without direction, how are you going to get to where you want to go? Help me, if you will. I know I can't see you. Although you can see me, I would like you to raise your hand if you have specific goals for the next five years, Do you do you have specific goals you want to accomplish within the next five years? Raise your hand, yes or no. Okay. How about this? Do you have specific goals for the next ten to 20 years? That one's a little more difficult. Raise your hand yes or no. All right. We're getting closer to the right mindset. So let's build up this mystery question. Let me give you some background on Jim Rhone. Jim Rhone had a mentor. His name was Earl chef. And Earl chef really put him on the path to success. After all, Jim Rhone became a multimillionaire hurdle Sheriff Jim rooms mentor, asked him a question when Jim was about 25 years old, he asked him if he had something specific about his goals and if he didn't have this particular important thing, then Mr. Schultz said he could guess his bank balance within a few $100. Jim room said that he actually did not have this particular thing regarding his goals in Mr. Chef was able to guess his bank balance fairly accurately, which was not that much money. Can you guess what this thing was? What important thing Did Jim needs to have regarding his goals? The question again, what is one of the most important things you need to do with your goals? Something you need to have. I want you to try and guess before the end of this class. And I'll give you the answer at the end of this core lesson. So let's recap what we talked about for this introduction on goals. I mentioned that your goals lay the foundation for your success. And of course, next 11 lessons. I mentioned a man named Jim Rome, highly successful and has helped others become very successful, specifically because of goals. I mentioned that goals help you find direction in life. And finally, the mystery question I asked, what is the crucial thing you need to do and have regarding your goals? So that wraps up this introduction to our first lesson. Let's get ready for the second part, which is why have goals? 3. Why Are Goals Important?: great. So let's start Section two of this core lesson. It's really about why you should have goals. So thinking about why is goal setting so important? What have you heard about the importance of goals or setting goals? Well, today, I'd like to take you through three distinct reasons. That goals are important for your life and why you should be setting them. Number one goals Help you design your future. Now we just saw this in the previous section with a quote from Jim Rome. If you recall, life is best lived by design, you want to have control over your life. You want to be the designer of your own life. Now, how many of you remember Alison Wonderland Now if you don't recall the author, that person's name was Lewis Carroll, and one of the characters was the Cheshire cat. At one point, Alice was asking a question. She was lost and she wanted to find her way out. The Cheshire cat asked her Well, which way do you want to go or where do you want to go? And she wasn't sure. The Cheshire cat responded by saying, Well, if you don't know where you're going. Any road will get you there. What can you take from that quote if you don't have a clear direction? If you're not working on your goals and you don't know where you're going, you really not going to go very far. At least you're not going to go where you are hoping to go. Number two goals pull you through the hard times. Now we all have our aspirations for the future when we set these goals and we run into obstacles. Looking at these goals, being clear on these goals and especially knowing why we set these goals will help us continue through these obstacles. All too often, people quit. When things get hard, it's inevitable that you will face difficulty in self doubt on your struggle to success. Goals will help you remember what you're doing and why you're doing it. And number three goals, contracts form your life and this is truer than you may think. Once you're clear on where you want to go in life and you're clear on all of the goals that you've set, then you find direction and you really start going down that path at an accelerated speed. You start accomplishing 12 or three goals, you build your confidence. And then the next thing you know, you've built this mo mentum that's going to keep pushing you further down the road towards success. And then one day, not far from then, you look back and you can compare who you are today to who you were yesterday and the difference congee really surprising in a positive way. So there you have these air. Three special reasons that goals are important. Not only toe have not only to set, but to continue to strive toward, and those are as the following number one. They give you a design for your future. They give you the control over your life. Number two. They pull you through tough times because there are always op schools in front of us. You just can't escape that reality, so be prepared for them and goals help you with that preparation and number three, they transform your life. You'll be so surprised once you have ah, clear set of goals. And once you continue to work on those goals that they really change the person that you are and they help you become the person you want to be. So I hope you found value in this particular lesson that you better understand why it's so important to set goals. And let's get ready for the next section. We're going to do a warm up to get you mentally prepared to start setting these goals. Okay, See you very soon. 4. Goals Warmup: fantastic were almost ready to set your goals. But before we do so I want to get you in the right state of mind. So what we want to do now is to go through a little bit of a goal setting warm up, so to speak. If you haven't guessed already, the first thing I'm going to ask for you to do is get out some paper and a pen doesn't really matter. It could be just some scratch paper. Just as long is you have a blank piece of paper and something to write with. You should be OK. OK, push pause for one second. Grab that paper and pen and then let's begin. Okay. Are you ready? The first question that I have for you are what are five things you've already accomplished that you're proud of. Now, this could be something simple or complex. Are you proud of something that you worked hard to purchase or something you've worked hard to accomplish? Like a skill that took some time? Perhaps it's a relationship. Maybe you're really proud of a girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, husband, or even a friendship that you have. Whatever it ISS list five things that you have accomplished that you're proud of Push, Pause. Write those down and then we will continue. Great. Now I'm going to ask you a quick question that I think we both know The answer to already is Do you want to accomplish bigger things? Well, most likely, Yes. Because why else would you be taking this course? Right? Well, since most likely the answer is yes. My next question is, what do you want? What do you want in the next 10 years? Now we're going to go through a little process. I'm gonna ask you to list on your piece of paper. 20 items at least 40 is better. But before you start, I want you to think in a perfect world, what would you want to have Or what would you want to have accomplished in the next 10 years again? In a perfect world, what do you want? But before you start writing, I want you to make sure you have smart goals, A smart list. And what does that mean? Well, you might have guessed the s m a r t stand for something. Let's go through with those are as stands for specific this is very important. Whatever your goal is, you want to make sure that it's clearly written and not vague. You want to be detailed. For example, don't say something like, I want more money. Well, if I gave you a dollar. Congratulations. You got more money. If you want more money, specifically, how much do you want? If you want to be more skilled, what specific skill do you want? What degree or level do you want? Next is M M stands for measurable state. How much and how often? How will you judge your success? You've got to be specific, and it needs to be something that can be measured. So when you're writing your goals, how will you know when you accomplish those specific goals? A stands for achievable this means would be realistic. Make certain it's realistic and you can get the resource. Is that air needed now? You don't want things to be too easy. Easy goals are achievable, but they're not satisfying. You want to challenge yourself. Whatever goals you set have goals that would challenge you. It's that challenge that makes the accomplishment that much better are is relevant. Relevant means that each goal should help make a significant improvement in your life. Again, let's use the make more money. Example. Whatever specific and measurable amount of money you've put down, how will that make a difference in your life If you put down a specific skill that you would like? How is that going to make it a significant improvement in your life? If you want to own something, how is owning this thing going to make a significant improvement in your life and finally t that's time bound. There should always be a due date. There should be some approximate completion date. There should be you some research and realistic timeframe, because if there isn't a due date, then it sort of doesn't really exist. Giving yourself a deadline is gonna push you more toward accomplishing that goal. So returning to question number two right somewhere between 20 to 40 items that you want to accomplish in the next 10 years. Okay, you've got the idea. Go ahead and push, pause and see how many items you can come up with. Now, I want you to take a look at all the items you've listed and assign each item in number either a one, 35 or 10. These numbers represent the amount of years you expect it's going to take to accomplish each item. It's a rough estimate, so don't worry too much about the specifics yet. Still, go ahead, give them a one a three of five into 10. Okay, go for push. Pause. Now, let's do something interesting. I want you to count how many ones? Threes, fives and tens. Do you have again? Push Pause real quick. Count the number. Go. For now, if you have a larger amount to significantly larger amount of ones compared to tens, what does that tell you? It tells you you're more focused on short term goals. If you have more tens and ones and you're more focused on long term goals, if you're even across all 135 intense, that's pretty balanced, right? If you're more short term focused, maybe you want to think mawr about long term and vice versa. Next, what are your top five goals on that piece of paper? Look a all 20 to 40 and I want you to circle the top five that are most important to you. Take a minute. Push pause and do that now, looking at those five important goals that you've listed, my question to you is why are these important to you? Can you take the time and write down 1234 sentences for each of these five goals? Can you clearly state why each of these goals is important to you as clearly as possible? Right down? Why are these five goals important to you? Go for it. All right now, looking back at your answers on why there's a quote that I want you to remember it. Here it is on your screen when the why gets stronger, the how gets easier. The why whose you toward the future and that pool becomes stronger and quicker towards reaching your goals. All great accomplishments start with an idea. Imagination is the beginning of reality. So if you can clearly articulate why you want something, the stronger and the easier it's going to be for you to get to those goals. Okay, great. Congratulations. Thank you for going through this process with me. Hopefully, you've taken the time and effort to clearly and completely finish this particular workshop . It really will make a significant difference as we get into the next section and to recap what we went over, we looked at your quickly, your past accomplishments. What are you proud of? Get you stimulated to What do you want to accomplish or have in the next 10 years? And we want to make sure that those things are smart goals from there. We want to understand why specifically, why do you want to accomplish these particular goals, especially your top five? That's gonna make a significant difference As you go throughout, the strategy poured. Accomplishing those five goals. OK, now let's get ready for the next section or workshop part one, which is on goal setting season. 5. Setting Your Goals: Well, I hope you're getting a little bit excited about your goals because pretty soon you're going to be clear on the goals that you have for the rest of your life, and you're going to be affected because you have those goals in front of you. So let's get started with part one of our goal setting workshop. I'd like you to get your paper out again. If you don't already have it with you and get a new piece of paper, we're gonna start something fresh, more or less. So we've talked about short term goals and long term goals. Now, I want you to think about these slightly differently. Now with your short term goals, I want you to think of those as your confidence builders. As you accomplish your short term goals, they should give you more energy into focusing on your long term goals. The more success is that you have with your short term goals, they're gonna help aid you in accomplishing your long term goals which you want to refer to or think of as your dreams to be a little more specific. With short term and long term, I want you to think of short term as under five years and long term is over five years. In the previous lesson, you categorize your goals in tow 135 and 10 years. So let's lump with one and three as your short term and the five and 10 as your long term. Now there are different types of short term and long term goals. One is economic goals two or your things, the things you want to own and possess, and three is your personal development. We want to make a list of all of your short term and long term goals you can come up with on a sheet of paper. I want you to divide your list into short term and long term goals, and then we're going to break them up into these other three categories. So on that piece of paper on the left side, create a column for short term and on the right side, create a column for long term and then create an area for economic things and personal development. Now you should already have a list of, let's say, 20 to 40 items for your goals in general. Take what you wrote down on that list and transfer them over to this new piece of paper in this format. Go ahead, push, pause and work on it, and we'll come back to it later. Don't worry if it's not as complete as you're hoping we will revisit. Now let's think a little bit mawr about these goals. Let's start with your economic ALS thes air. Things like income, business, profit. How much money do you want to make? And by what date? How much money do you want to say? And by what date? And what about investing? Have you thought about that? How much money would you like to invest in by win? Go ahead, push, pause and write down your goals for today regarding your economic goals, your money goals. Did you know that only the top 5% of people make keep and update their economic goals? That should make you feel pretty good because you're on your way. Number two is things. What things do you want? What do you want to own? What do you want to possess again? Transfer the items you made earlier on your previous piece of paper onto this new piece of paper under the category of things. Press pause and make sure you've completed at his best possible. Okay, you know, it's fun as you list the major things you want to own. And by when. What's good is as you accomplish these goals, check them off. This helps get you excited. It builds momentum and increases your confidence, pushing you further toward accomplishing those long term goals. And thirdly, personal development. Now think of the person who you want to become. What skills do you need to acquire? What information do you need to have? What about you personally? How do you want to improve yourself? Maybe your habits, your personality, your health push bars and complete this section on personal development? Don't forget your short term and long term goals. Now as we think, Maura, about personal development. What about books? What books have you read recently, or are you currently reading? Think about how often do you read? Do you read books for entertainment or to improve yourself? I highly suggest make reading books a part of your goals. So what books can you think of that? You'd like to start reading? All right, push pause again. Add those to your list in personal development. Still, regarding personal development, listen to what one of the greatest experts on personal development had to say about the topic. This is a fantastic quote. Please understand it and try to live by it. It goes like you see on your screen work harder on yourself than you do on your job. Because if you work hard on your job, you'll make a living. You'll make money. You'll do okay. However, if you work hard on yourself, you can make a fortune. Quite often. You'll find that income rarely exceeds someone's personal development. That means rarely, with someone be paid more than the value they bring to a company organisation or another person. Now let's take a look at all the goals you've just listed in the categories of economic things and personal development. Take a quick look and count. How many economic goals do you have? How many thing goals do you have and how Maney personal development goals do you have? Is it fairly balanced, or do you have a lot more on one side than the other? Especially take a look at your personal development count if you don't have a lot of personal development goals. You want to maybe rethink that because it's the personal development goals that will feed the economic successes and the thing successes. And when it comes to these three categories economic things and personal development, it's good to have goals for things. But we're going to focus on economic and personal development goals because it is these goals that bring you success, real success. And once you have success, you can make your own choices on what things you want to get. And as you work on accomplishing your goals, remember that we don't always succeed at the first attempt. That's just natural. Actually, it often takes us several tries to win. So as you see some successes, and as you see, some failures don't give up. We grow from two things. The joy of winning and the pain of losing. Be happy when you win and learn from when you lose, but don't let losing to feature you, we almost lose at some point. Failure is a great teacher, and as you take a look at your goals, some may be relatively easy to accomplish, while others require time and effort. Put a check mark next to the goals that take time and effort. Plan to celebrate Once you accomplish these goals, how do you plan to celebrate when you reach some of those goals? OK, now it's time to get to our worksheet. You've put a lot of effort on your scratch paper. Now we want to transfer these ideas into a more solid form, which is your worksheet, and this worksheet is called your goal setting Worksheet. Now refer to your notes. I want you to write your goals in the order of importance to you within their categories. Again, short term goals are under five years, and long term goals were over five years. Take a moment to assign the numbers, with one being the most important and then go from there. Do this separately for short term and long term goals. Remember to make them asked M A R T goals. You're smart goal. Later, you could make copies of this worksheet and enter your goals. Or you can keep a copy of all your written goals on a piece of paper that's really up to you. So just to clarify again here we have our goal setting worksheet first we start with our short term goals, and I listed about 15 goal areas for you. If you have Mawr, just use another piece of paper or print this worksheet out again. Make sure you have your goals and their due dates here, and this is your list of importance. So short term goal number one should be the most important goal for you here and then all the way down to 15 being the least important of all of these 15 goals. And I put on Lee 10 areas because typically people have fewer long term goals than short term. If you need more space and I provided here, just print another copy. And don't forget Goal number one for long term is your highest priority Goal now, once you finish this goal setting worksheet, no matter what you do, make sure you have these written down. Make sure you have your goals on a piece of paper, whether it's your own paper or this worksheet, and put it somewhere visible where you can see it every day. That way, it's always in the back of your mind. It's always present, so you're always conscious of working on those goals. Okay, lady and gentlemen, I know it's a lot of work, but this is really the hardest lesson in all 12 of these core lessons, and it's also really important that you take the time to go through the these steps and complete them is best possible. So let's recount what we went over in this particular lesson when we talked about economic goals where the money goals, the monetary goals that you want to the thing goals, those things that you want to own and possess, and their personal development, those things where you want to become a better person tomorrow than you are today. Four. Don't forget to grow from your experiences, especially your failures. Failures make you stronger and they prepare you for future successes. Five. Make sure you celebrate life isn't worth living unless you have fun, right? So when you do succeed, celebrate do something special and finally keep your goals visible. You've got to see him. Number one. You've got to write them down and to you've gotta post them somewhere that you could always look at. Great. We've done a lot of work here. We still have a little bit more to Dio, so let's get ready for the next section are Workshop Part two, which is based on goal strategy 6. Setting Your Strategy: So now you understand your goals. You set your goals. The next thing we need to do is get you a strategy to actually reach your goals. And that's this lesson. I have a question for you. What is the formula for successful goals? It's a plus. B equals success. So what do you think A and B are? Well, I'll just show you a is right, your goals down plus B, which is work on your goals regularly. So congratulations, you've already written your goals down. That was our previous exercise. The next thing you need to do is work on those goals and not only work on those goals, you want to do it. As I said earlier, you want to do it regularly. So in order to work on your goals, you need did a strategy. What is his strategy? Well, it's pretty simple. Let's say you've got your idea and you have your set of goals to reach your idea. Your result. So you want to go from idea two results? What do you need? A bridge and that bridge is essentially your strategy, and after all, a goal without a strategy is just to dream nothing more. So you need that strategy, and when you're ready to work on that strategy, you want to reach your goal. To create a strategy, you need to break down your goal into certain steps. Let's say baby goals, and one will proceed the other so you have an order of accomplishment, and these smaller parts are clear and realistic steps to get you toward finishing that goal toward your results. For example, let's say you have a short term goal. I'm going to choose opening of business now, in order to open a business, what do you need to dio? Well, you probably need to do some research and then let's say you write a business plan. From there. You go to the bank and get alone. And with that money, you're able to buy or rent your space and by everything that you need and get things organized. And then when you're ready to open a business, you can market your business for its grand opening. And then today you're a business owner with a functioning business. Let's say you have a long term goal, for example, become CEO. Okay, great. That's ambitious. What steps do you need to become a CEO. Well, the general steps might include number one. Get your degree. It's not always necessary, but it gives you an advantage. Then you get your position at the company of your choosing. Hopefully, from there you gain experience over the years and get promoted regularly on the fast track towards success. And from there you want to make yourself valuable, indispensable, and you have a much better shot at becoming CEO. So what I want you to dio, I would like you to look at your previous paper, your goal setting worksheet. Now you have a list of your short term and long term goals. Take a look at your short term goals and choose one of your top five short term goals. I want you to work on one of those from there. I want you to identify the major steps from start to finish in order for you to get that result to accomplish that goal, let me give you two more examples. Let's say you want to become a Pilates instructor will take a look at all of these steps. These major steps that it takes to get success in this field number one. Decide the type of instructor you want to be, too. Certification. 345678 Continuing education Now you need to identify, not Onley those steps involved. But you need to also have a good understanding of the time it's going to take for you to accomplish each of these. Let's go to another example. Let's say self publish your own book. They're more steps possibly involved in maybe more time involved. Number one. Write the book Well, there are a lot of steps just inside that major step right that could take a year. And the rest of them, maybe a little bit less time. But overall, it could take quite a chunk of time, right? But you've identified the steps you need to take and the time required to do so. So let's get out your next worksheet and that work. She is titled Your Goal Strategy Worksheet. What I want you to do is again choose that one short term goal. You're going to create a strategy four. Then do your research research. The steps involved fill in major steps, maybe any many steps as well and the time required, and this is gonna take a little bit of time. So do this for homework. Let's take a closer look at your gold strategy worksheet. So here we are. Put your name and your date, but more importantly, here you will put your specific goal title. And remember, you've got a due date for this. Put in that due date here, list the major steps number one, number two, number three and so on and then maybe break it down into smaller steps. Many steps A, B and C. And, of course, don't forget the completion times here with a total time. Once you've gone through that process, you'll have a much clearer idea of amount of time. It's going to take for you to complete all of your major steps, and there's something I want you to keep in mind as you progress throughout these 12 core lessons. As we cover future lessons in this course, you might want to modify your goals. New ideas will pop up. Maybe new goals will surface. That's OK. Remember, Goal setting is always a work in progress, so get excited about modifying your goals now and in the future, and I have a personal challenge for you. If you're willing to take it, how about committing to accomplish one of your short term goals? By the end of this course, this is a great opportunity to challenge yourself and really get involved. This will also serve as added motivation for you to accomplish a goal sooner than later, and you will feel fantastic having done it. So what do you think? Take that challenge. Choose a goal. Trying to finish it before you finish these 12 core lessons. Now you have a clear understanding of the bridge you need to create from your idea to your results or your goal. That's your strategy. So let's recap will be talked about. We cover the formula for successful goals, which is A and B A being. Write down your goals and be work on those regularly. We looked at how to make a strategy, how to identify the major steps in each strategy and to expect to modify your goals and your strategy as you progress in the future. And I asked you, take a personal challenge. Take my personal challenge, try to complete one of your goals before the end of these core lessons. All right, congratulations were almost done with our first core lesson. The last part is the mystery. Question answered. Get ready for that section. Coming right up. 7. Goals Wrap Up: so the final section of each coral lesson will end with the answer to our original mystery question. And if you recall our mystery question for this core lesson on goal setting and gold strategy, it had to do with a man named Jim Rome to remind you of the situation. Jim Rhodes Mentor Earl Show. I asked him a question when he was in his early twenties. He asked him if he had something specific about his goals, and if he didn't have this important thing than Mr Shoaf said, he could guess his bank balance within a few $100. Jim Rohn said that he actually did not have this, and Mr Shoaf was able to guess his bank balance accurately, which was not that much. Can you guess what that thing waas One important thing to Jim need tohave regarding his goals, and the answer is goals that are written down. You might have guesses already, but perhaps not. The point is, writing down your goals is crucial, and you've done that already. Keep doing it now. I've got a little homework for you, for our next lesson on time management. What I'd like you to do is fill out this time tracking worksheet I want you to plan and then record one week day of how you spend your time. Once you get out your time tracking worksheet, you'll see something that looks just like this. And what I want you to do is in this area here, this column what you planned to do, I want you to write out before your day begins. I want you to write out what you expect to do for a perfect day from 7 a.m. All the way through 7 a.m. 24 full hours now, of course, include Sleep somewhere in here right out your perfect day as best you can. And then before you start that day, keep track over here on the right call What you actually did write down what you actually did again for 24 hours. 7 a.m. Through 6 a.m. Here on the right call. You're gonna want to have this completed and ready to go for your next lesson on time management. So make sure you do it will be worthwhile. And I'd like to conclude with a lesson from a man named Seneca. Seneca was a Roman philosopher, statesman and dramatist, and his quote went like this while we teach, we learn what that means is, as you teach something, you actually learned that subject in greater depth, and I want you to try to do this with each of our 12 core lessons. This is something I would like you to think about and seriously consider. Take a moment to let Senecas quote. Here, sink in. It really is true that you become better at understanding a concept and better at putting ideas into practice if you actually take the role as the teacher, even a minor role. Scientists have called this phenomenon that protege effect and research shows that when students tutor others in the same subject, three things happen. Number one, they work harder to understand the material. They can recall it more accurately, and three, they can apply it more effectively. That's really valuable. So become a tutor of this material. Tell your brother, sister or friend about what you've learned and asked to teach them why. Well, you will learn the material and even greater detail. You will be helping someone else become a better person and helping others is one of the ingredients toe happiness. Something will touch on in greater detail in our lesson on the science of happiness. So once you finish completing this lessons, worksheets print out another copy of the goal setting worksheet and the gold strategy worksheet and help someone start working on their goals. Fantastic job. Ladies and gentlemen, you have completed your first core lesson. Now we only have 11 more to go, and it's really worth it. So make sure you stick with it and complete all core lessons. You'll be glad you did, and I'll see you for core lesson number two coming up soon.