Designing your Life – MIT OpenCourseware
Found this interesting course that was run through MIT and is now available online free of charge – Click here
This course provides an exciting, eye-opening, and thoroughly useful inquiry into what it takes to live an extraordinary life, on your own terms. The instructors address what it takes to succeed, to be proud of your life, and to be happy in it. Participants tackle career satisfaction, money, body, vices, and relationship to themselves. They learn how to confront issues in their lives, how to live life, and how to learn from it.
- Promises and consequences and areas of life: Developing personal integrity Making and keeping weekly promises
- Theories Examining theories about the way the world works Discussing how theories affect what is seen as possible and impossible Learning how to make new theories that align with our dreams
- Theories, purges, and thought logs: Hunting for theories about the way the world works. Keeping a log of thoughts Purging the mind of destructive thoughts that prevent us from honoring our promises to ourselves
- Excuses: Identifying excuses that take away the responsibility of being great Debunking the excuses that are holding us back from our dream life
- Parent traits: Examining how personal traits can be a reaction to parental traits Identifying how parents’ traits live within us
- Haunting incidents: Finding haunting incidents in our lives Learning the lessons that haunting incidents suggest we need to learn
- Cleaning up haunting incidents: Resolving haunting incidents so that they do not haunt us anymore Learning how to feel proud and confident in our skin
- Connecting theories, traits, and haunting incidents: Explaining how haunting incidents arise from our traits and theories Analyzing haunting incidents for insights into how we should evolve to reach our goals
Unfortunately with this course there was no videos of the lectures. However, there are very detailed lecture notes under the ‘lecture notes’ tab on the left. They include the overview of what was discussed in the lecture, some transcripts from participants, as well as some homework to work on before reading though the next lecture.