about The One Course
The One Course is not a course offered through traditional college curricula but it could be the one course that makes a difference! Regardless of age, we are all students navigating our journey through life. The One Course demonstrates and explains how the principles of architecture can be applied to the design and building of one’s life. These principles are time tested and have nothing to do with where you are. Regardless of age, past experience, stage or status in life the most important thought is: Where do we want to go? How do we want to enjoy life? How do we gain control? These are the proverbial questions. These are the questions we face as teens and also the very same questions we face in retirement.
Architecture, though an art form, is really a science. Buildings are not simply built on random thoughts or visions. They must meet stringent tests of engineering principles and formulas. Ultimately, plans are developed and construction crews actually begin building. What we see in finished buildings and structures, no matter what they are, is the result of many successful processes that have been executed to perfection.
Like architecture, life is a science. Well-designed buildings withstand the test of time. Outstanding structures, many built thousands of years ago, remain standing in every part of the world – a testimony to the soundness of the principles upon which they were designed and built. Life should be no different. When we design our lives and develop plans based on established principles we create the future we envision, we become successful in both our personal lives and our chosen fields of endeavor and ultimately, how we would like to spend the golden years of our lives. This course is about principles, values, formulas and processes that are at the foundation of true success, happiness and peace of mind, the enjoyment of all that life beholds. This course is not about the specifics associated with being successful at something in particular such as: a business, profession, skill or trade.
Wherever you are, you can get started if you feel something might be missing. Perhaps you missed this course in an earlier phase of your life? Perhaps you have been searching for such a course? This is why we named it The One Course!
The One Course
The teen years are some of the most memorable. Therefore, this version of The One Course is focused specifically on teens. The course will cover fundamentals relative to planning the next phase of life and career. This is the course generally not found in traditional educational curricula. Perhaps you have been searching for such a 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.