Introducing: What Do I Really Want To Achieve?

It can be hard to decide what we really want to achieve in our lives; our ambitions are often scattered, diverse and difficult to pin down.

What Do I Really Want To Achieve is a novel new tool for helping us focus on what we need to be fulfilled. It contains 160 cards detailing our most common ambitions and longings, along with instructions on how to reflect on our goals, arrange them in a logical order of priorities and, where necessary, weigh up trade-offs. Using the cards will help us to reveal our true purpose. 

Discover this simple-seeming but ingenious psychological tool for converting hunches and dreams into a realisable future.

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The School of Life is a global organisation devoted to teaching you how to lead a more fulfilled life. We offer insights in the key ingredients of emotional well-being: how to form good relationships, identify a satisfying career, minimise anxiety, acquire confidence and connect properly with friends.

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The School of Life has been pioneering new ways of thinking about life’s biggest questions for over 10 years. Here you’ll find the most popular and enduring books and tools we’ve created to date.  

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A simpler life begins with self-knowledge. Only by knowing what we really want to achieve can we decide what to prioritise (and what to jettison). These books and tools can help you discover who you really are.  

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We’re fond of describing relationships as ‘complicated’ — but lasting love requires only a few simple ingredients. Our range of Relationship products can help you discover the essence of life-long connections.

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Most of the problems we encounter at work arise because we value execution over strategy. Our range of Work products can help you rebalance your focus from ‘doing’ back to ‘thinking’.

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Most of us need far fewer friends than we normally suppose. Our range of books and games are designed to teach us the true meaning of friendship — and help us to identify those who fulfill it.

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Our Virtual Business Workshops take your team - wherever they may be - through a range of key emotional skills needed to thrive in the world today; including resilience, calm, endurance and strategic foresight. We build and educate winning teams.