Green Your Life Like Ben Franklin

benjamin franklin green journal pictureHow’s that journal coming along? Not always easy to keep to, eh?

Try taking a page out of one of America’s founding father’s: Benjamin Franklin.

In his autobiography B. Franklin decided upon thirteen virtues that he would like to work on. After deciding upon his goals he made a chart listing them and for each virtue a box for every day of the week. For the first week he only worked on the first virtue, leaving the other ones behind, making notes for himself on every day that he found himself working on the virtue of the week.

After thirteen weeks he was able to work through all of the virtues, developing each of them more than what he would have had he tried working on all of them at once.

When taking on a big project of self development, as greening one’s life, this is good advice to keep in mind. Make a list of all aspects of your life that you would like to green, then tackle them one at a time.

Post inspired by: “Founding Father of Self-Help”.

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2 thoughts on “Green Your Life Like Ben Franklin”

  1. Colin Waters says:

    Ben is probably one of my most inspirational Americans. To really go green it takes a huge movement and I think people try to make it in one jump and think they are really green.

    I started small and am trying to implement it in our office. I think this may be the best way to get everyone to participate more.

  2. Josh Maxwell says:

    I found your site on Google and read a few of your other entires. Nice Stuff. I’m looking forward to reading more from you.

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