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S02-Mind Bullet Monday 11: Be Like Ben

S02-Mind Bullet Monday 11: Be Like Ben

"I hope, therefore, that
some of my descendants may
follow the example and reap the benefit." ~Benjamin
When it comes to personal
development very few know that the great grandfather or the great,
great grandfather of PD is
Benjamin Franklin.
It's hard to find a more
prolific American than Benjamin Franklin yet most people don't know
that at a young age Ben believed himself to be abrasive, brash and
argumentative and wrote about this in his
He outlined thirteen virtues he
hoped to assume as he matured. He was determined to start tracking
each virtue, one per week, and would move to the next virtue
rotating through all thirteen throughout the course of each
1. Temperance.
2. Silence.
3. Order.
4. Resolution.
5. Frugality.
7. Sincerity.
8. Justice.
9. Moderation.
10. Cleanliness.
11. Tranquillity.
12. Chastity.
13. Humility.
YES! The path to virtue
is via HABIT and this story got Martin thinking a lot
about the similarity of tracking habits to a