In my practice, I do try to develop systems that make me more organized. Lists for tomorrow and my “To Do” list are regularly on my desk. I even try to use electronic reminders from my computer and cell phone. Sometimes I accomplish the list and other times I just shake my head at the end of the day. That’s why I felt a bit encouraged when I read of Ben Franklin’s difficulties.
In his autobiography, Ben Franklin noted that he had developed a strategy to achieve moral perfection in a 13-week-plan. Each week was devoted to a specific virtue that he would track on his calendar.
He felt that his plan worked to a point, except that he felt like his organizational skills were lacking. His method of order was to “Let all your things have their places; Let each part of your business have its time”.
Franklin admitted that he had a great deal of difficulty keeping his papers and possessions organized. He tried to follow the following schedule, as recorded in his little book of virtues. This is his ideal routine that he attempted to follow.
DID YOU KNOW that in 1968, the Big Mac was invented? Jim Delligatti was a McDonald’s franchise owner in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. He got permission to market his new sandwich creation that he called the Big Mac Super Sandwich. It sold so well at his restaurant that it was sold nationwide the following year, in all McDonald’s.
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