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Be the Architect of Your Destiny

Do you have the desire to accomplish more? Do you have dreams but no specific written goals and plans? Do you believe you have the knowledge, the skills, and the desire to succeed? Do you have the habits that support the success you desire? Have you ever wondered what might be missing in your life that would enhance achievement of all of your dreams? Do you want to be the architect of your own destiny?

Civilizations evolve, grow and improve because of the transmission of knowledge and wisdom.

Participation in the course and reading provided under “Be the Architect of Your Destiny” perpetuates the transfer of knowledge and wisdom often not found in traditional educational curricula. The activities included in The One Course ensure that new knowledge and learning can be applied to the design and management of one’s life.

Great structures are always well designed and built to last. Much is unknown about who designed the pyramids and how they were built. However, we do know that the structures were well designed and those who built the structures followed plans.

Architects understand how to turn visions into designs and how to incorporate an understanding of engineering into plans. Buildings and cities are the result of visions which became designs and plans which enable new realities. Life appears to work the same way.

Life is a journey and how we navigate the journey has everything to do with the destinations we reach.

“The beginning of a journey fills us with anticipation for the experience and eventual arrival at the destination. Be the Architect of Your Destiny reminds us of the assets we have and how to use them on our life journey regardless of where we are on the journey.” 

—John Fleming, author – The One Course


Being the architect of your own destiny is about being on the journey. When we achieve one goal and fail to achieve another, we can be sustained and encouraged by the knowledge that both winning and losing are a part of life. Most important is to maintain a winning attitude. Whether winning or losing, we always understand that life itself is our greatest blessing!

The One Course is designed to help you plan the areas of your life that may benefit from designing or re-defining. Each lesson features a summary that provides a high-level overview of the material covered in each lesson. The sixteen activities in The One Course serve as aids in identifying how to improve your overall plan. Each activity is a prerequisite for the next lesson. Remember, when we are in pursuit of adding value to our lives, chances are we need to think differently about those things that ultimately determine the quality of our lives and the way we desire to live our lives. Are you ready to begin?

Consider this: You would not think of getting into a car and driving around, hoping to find your destination without knowing exactly how to get there. Unfortunately, much of the population evidently does. Architects do not expect to build buildings without first completing the plans. We should be able to be the architects of our own destinies, to achieve and enjoy our lives in our chosen paths and enjoy happiness and peace of mind. However, we must first know where we are going, and we must develop plans to get there.

We must have money to survive in our society. Not having enough money impacts every aspect of our lives—from the way we eat to the clothing and shelter we can provide—all necessities for healthy, stress-free living. Managing the financial part of life really has nothing to do with how much we have; what matters more is how you manage what you have. When we understand the difference in saving $100.00 per month versus saving or investing $500.00 per month, we are motivated to step up and save or invest more. The One Course helps to plan this most important element in life.

An architect stays focused on the vision throughout the design, planning and building process ... solving problems when they occur and eliminating obstacles to always ensure execution of the vision.