This is the second in a series of articles about the 13 Virtues of Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin wanted to get more out of his life, and he knew the key to that was organization. He knew if he wanted to get the really big things done, he’d have to make sure the little things didn’t get in the way. So he worked on making sure he had a place for everything, and kept everything in its place.
You would think in a world of computers, our ability to maintain organization and order would be easier--but it’s not. With new technologies come new distractions, and mankind continues to struggle to stay organized, manage their time, and make sure a million tiny details don’t overcome us at any given time. Technology has not improved that problem.
So this week as you consider this virtue, take a few minutes each day, and plan out your day. Take a few minutes each morning to get organized. Take a few minutes to contemplate if you’re reaching those big goals in your life, or if you’re mired down in a day to day struggle with the small ones.
Isn’t it time to get your house in order?
~Todd E. Creason, 33°
This is one of a series of Wednesday posting that examine Benjamin Franklin’ 13 Virtues he believed necessary to achieve moral perfection. You can find all the related articles by searching the blog under the “Franklin’s Virtues” label.