goal setting and planning

How Goal Setting & Planning can Change your Future

High school, for many, can be an exciting yet daunting chapter in life. It’s a phase where you have the chance to stand at the crossroads of your goals and dreams, armed with potential and aspirations. Thankfully, as you embark on this journey, there’s a compass you can wield to navigate with confidence: the Rose Academy’s Shu-Ha-Ri-DŌ program. 

In this blog, we’ll explore how the invaluable skills of goal setting and planning can be the guiding stars in your high school journey, drawing inspiration from the “Art of Learning”.

The Art of Learning: A Framework for Success

Before we delve into goal setting and planning, let’s introduce the concept of “Shu-Ha-Ri-DŌ.” This unique program, rooted in traditional Japanese martial arts, offers a distinctive approach to personal development. It’s designed to help you discover your true self, learn how to advocate for yourself, and dream big about your future.

Shu-Ha-Ri-DO unfolds in four skill-building and character-development phases:

1. SHU Phase: Setting the Foundation

2. HA Phase: Expanding Your Horizons

3. RI Phase: Becoming a Leader

4. DŌ Phase: Crafting Your Character

Now that we’ve explored the framework let’s dive into how setting goals and planning can change your future:

1. Clarity in Your Aspirations

Goal setting forces you to think about what you truly want in life. By setting clear goals, you gain a sense of direction and purpose. The SHU Phase of Shu-Ha-Ri-DŌ guides you in setting academic goals, but this skill is transferable to all aspects of life. Knowing where you want to go is the first step toward getting there.

2. Motivation and Focus

When you have a goal in mind, it becomes your driving force. It’s what gets you out of bed in the morning, eager to tackle the day. With the HA Phase’s “HA Kata,” you learn how to organize your thoughts and prioritize your actions, making your journey more efficient and effective.

3. Overcoming Challenges

High school, like life, is filled with challenges. But with proper planning, you can turn obstacles into opportunities. The RI Phase in Shu-Ha-Ri-DŌ  teaches you how to become a mentor and support your peers, a skill that helps you navigate the challenges of high school and beyond.

4. Building Your Future

The ultimate goal of high school is to prepare for the future. The DŌ Phase emphasizes lifelong character development, ensuring that you are not just academically prepared but also equipped with the qualities that will help you grow into a more well rounded human.

Measuring Progress

Goal setting and planning aren’t just about the end result but the journey. Throughout the Shu-Ha-Ri-DŌ  program, you’ll earn high school credit and see tangible progress. This is a reminder that your efforts are paying off, and you’re moving closer to your goal of graduating high school.

Goal setting and planning are not just skills for high school but tools that can change your future. The Rose Academy Shu-Ha-Ri-DŌ program provides a structured and engaging way to develop these skills while guiding you on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth. We invite you to learn more, and even enroll today, with a visit to our website at go2rose.com.