Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Benjamin Franklin's Virtues Week 2: Order

This is the second in a series of articles about the 13 Virtues of Benjamin Franklin

ORDER

Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.


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, ability to maintain organization and order would be easier, but it’s not. With new technology come new distractions, and mankind, as it always has, struggles to stay organized, manage their time, and make sure a million tiny details don’t overcome us at any given time.

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 into the day to day struggles with the small ones.

Isn’t it time to get your house in order?

~TEC

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.

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