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The Science of Success: What Researchers Know that You Should Know

Explore the science and research behind individual success.


FutureLearn

Summary

Price
Free
Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
7 weeks
Access to content
9 weeks
Qualification
No formal qualification

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Overview

Create an action plan that helps you achieve career success and a happier life

What predicts success in life? And how can you achieve the success you desire?

On this course, alongside experts from the University of Michigan, you’ll explore decades of scientific research on what the most successful people do differently.

You’ll discover why your IQ isn’t necessarily a reliable predictor of success and why many commonly accepted beliefs are often limiting when it comes to achieving your goals.

By the end of this course, you’ll understand how small, achievable actions will help you exceed your goals faster and you’ll be able to create a plan of action to get there.

Description

What topics will you cover?

Although this course is based on the science of success, you will learn many practical ideas that you can apply to your own life immediately, particularly in three main areas:

  • Getting better results at work (and school)
  • Achieving career success (however you define success)
  • Enjoying a meaningful, happy, and healthy life

You will also learn what predicts success in life. You will also create a personalized action plan which will help you succeed.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Apply and learn four strategies for success that researchers have discovered that the most successful people do differently than others
  • Apply the lessons you learn in this course to your own life immediately, which will bring you closer to achieving your most treasured life goals

Who is this course for?

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who’d like to know how to plan for a more meaningful, happy, and healthy life or career.

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