May 18, 2019
I loved this course! It has been the best one I've taken on Coursera yet. It was an honor to learn from Richard Shell. I think this course can benefit anyone at any point in their life!
Jun 11, 2019
I didn't think I would enjoy or benefit from this module but I was completely wrong. This gave me a solid reinforcement of what makes a person happy, and that is a success to me.
by Cyndie D•
Oct 22, 2018
This course helped me to understand the many levels of success. The obvious successes most think about are wealth and status. After this class I now understand that success is an all around sense of well being and passion for what it is that you are doing.
by Valentina F•
Apr 25, 2019
This course can be a life changer. It's so rich that it's somewhat hard to rate it properly.
The course is all about finding what is true success _for you_ and not in a generalist way: there is no "good for everyone" recipe for success. This passes through analyzing the impact of your biases, cultural values (pro and cons), the heritage that a variety of people gave you in terms of values, examples, pressures and inspirations. Last, it will guide you to write a recipe for you success which will be a snapshot of your evolution journey and you will be encouraged to re-read it in the future to see what you have done and where to go next.
Richard Shell spent a very significative part of his young years in a Buddhist monastery in Sri Lanka. To me, a zen practitioner in Thich Nhath Hanh tradition, this is pure gold, since I relate a lot to his vision of a dynamic balance for the individual evolution and life improvement. I also appreciated him sharing some of his personal life-pivoting experiences, something that I think required effort and commitment.
I very highly recommend the course and I'd like to say a very special thank you to all this Coursera staff that made this course possibile.
I suggest to invest to access to quizzes and grading, since they help a lot to trigger your reflections and reaction. Without them, the course is still precious but could be less impactful.
by Matthew G•
Apr 13, 2019
This is an exceptional course. Dr. Shell is a highly engaging speaker – his stories make the material come alive. The content is interesting as well as thought provoking. As a career coach with a large university, I strongly recommend this course to anyone who wants to create a richer, more fulfilling career.
by Mauricio V•
Apr 01, 2019
You will learn about habits of successful people , your inner and outer life, but most important you will learn how to make a concrete plan to achieve success...
Apr 12, 2019
Makes to think what success means to you. Helps to get rid of a pressure from the environment.
by Nirmala N V•
Apr 13, 2019
A very eye-opening, and inspiring course taught by Dr. Shell which made me look at success in a different perspective. Dr. Shell taught this courser from his heart and that definitely resonated with me. Thanks Dr. Shell!
by Luyi L•
Jan 07, 2017
Very helpful course changes my mind about success. I have heard the similar ideas from others, however, it makes a difference in a Wharton course. Recommend this to everyone.
by Rupesh S•
Apr 03, 2019
Really helpful to analyse life in pragmatic way.
by Roslyn V P•
Dec 16, 2018
This is an excellent course. The concepts are made simple with content that is highly interesting, kept brief and clearly explained. The connection between lectures and submission questions are in alignment. They create aha moments of discovery in the small details that learners can thread and connect to a bigger picture. I've already recommended the course. I described it as providing personal take aways that help one identify the intrinsic connection to success and personal values — with skills for life exercises. The course has provided me with self discovery; who I am, how I express myself today, and techniques I can use to as I progress in my professional journey. Exceptional experience!
by sonya s•
Dec 10, 2018
Fantastic course, fantastic instructor. Theory and real life intertiwned.
by John P D•
Nov 26, 2018
I loved the way the assignment drew you in the back door, me so to speak, that would make you think about the fact is success comes from all direction on n
by Zafar I•
Dec 13, 2018
very good course.
by Muhammad M F C•
Dec 01, 2018
it really groomed me personally & spiritually. content is really appreciating
by Usama e•
Dec 04, 2018
Great course which contains wonderful content and also great mentor.
by Robert G S P•
Jan 09, 2019
Really enjoyed this course. I liked this one and the one at Yale as being the best in personal development on coursera
by Lauren S•
Jan 02, 2019
This course was very helpful by providing a deep knowledge of why and how we think about Success
by Yolanda T•
Feb 06, 2019
Before taking this course, I put my complete focus on outer success and define success as how the society defines success. This course has inspired me to redefine what is success. It has helped me to find out my core values, my aptitudes and strengths, and what I truly want to do for my life. Most importantly, it has helped me to balance the outer success with the inner satisfaction.
by Mishelle J V•
Feb 06, 2019
This course is put together by a wise person who found a pearl, polished it, carried in his pocket and it opened doors for him. Now this pearled guiding light has enveloped him to illuminate those who are ready to shut the noise out and if ready to stand still to consult with one's' inner being, these guiding light shall point one's true north.
Thank you professor
by Sonja L•
Feb 25, 2019
Excellent content and very thought provoking - a great way to learn about Success.
by MARRI J•
Mar 03, 2019
by Shapkina E•
Mar 24, 2019
This course made a great discovery for me. I realized that my understanding of success was affected by modern society. After completing the course I found my own meaning of success which is very different from what I used to believe in.
by Dawn H•
Mar 27, 2019
It was one of four and was helpful in motivating me to finish the other three.
by Sani M P•
Jan 28, 2019
One of the best course one can ever take. Thank you coursera , Thank you Pennsylvania university
by Joseph K•
Jan 29, 2019
Amazing content. Thanks!
by Linda M•
Feb 11, 2019
Very interesting and helpful course to pin down what is important for you in order to have a "successful" life. Lots of Aha experiences