June 18, 2012

14 Lessons From Benjamin Franklin

Below are 14 lessons from Benjamin Franklin about what you should want in life.

1. Less Talk, More Action - Well done is better than well said.

2. Don't Procrastinate -  Never leave that 'til tomorrow which you can do today.

3. Be Prepared - By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.

4. Don't Fight Change -  When you are finished changing, you are finished.

5. Get Moving - All of mankind is divided into three classes.... Those that are immovable, those that aren't are movable and those that move.

6. Avoid Busy Work -  Never confuse motion with action.

7. Give Yourself Permission to Make Mistakes -  Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure.

8. Act Quickly on Opportunities -  To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.

9. Continue to Grow - Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every year find you a better man.

10. Keep Going -  Diligence is the mother of good luck.

11. Know Yourself -   There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond and to know one's self.

12. Don't Self Sabotage - Who has deceived those so often as thyself?

13. Don't Give Up - Energy and persistence conquer all things.

14. Wise Up - Life's Strategy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

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