Magazine article University Business

Life Skills Course Objectives

Magazine article University Business

Life Skills Course Objectives

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* TO HELP STUDENTS GAIN POSITIVE SELF-ESTEEM

Positive self-esteem can provide new graduates with the character to face any obstacle. With high self-esteem, one can meet the most disappointing and discouraging situations with faith, hope, and courage. The primary difference between winners and losers is attitude. Winners make their goals; losers make excuses.

* TO TEACH THE ART AND SCIENCE OF GOAL SETTING

Most of the things that make life worth living require careful introspection, sufficient time to develop, and plenty of hard work. Setting goals and consistently working toward them is the only way to control one's life. The course covers seven guidelines followed by the most successful people in America.

* TO EXPLORE THE FUNDAMENTALS OF LEADERSHIP

Leaders are made, not born. Even if one doesn't want to pursue a career traditionally thought of as requiring leadership, knowing how to persuade, influence, and negotiate with others is still needed. Students learn the primary principles of leadership and explore how to use them to craft a successful life.

* TO ENLIGHTEN STUDENTS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF FISCAL LITERACY AND STEWARDSHIP

The Life Skills course is part mini-crash course in economics, delving into how businesses make money and how the employee can make wise use of company resources, as well as the importance of managing personal money for long-term prosperity. Knowing how to save, invest, avoid bad debt, and otherwise make sound financial decisions will help students meet goals and enjoy peace of mind.

* TO HIGHLIGHT THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Think about it: What is more central to quality of life than quality of health? …

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