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Life Lessons We All Should Learn

Benjamin Franklin imageCan I be so bold as to say that Benjamin Franklin was the Steve Jobs of his day! His inventions have changed how we live and work! Who would have thought that the life lessons shared by good old Ben would still be applicable in 2012? Take a look and see!

First, let me give credit to the source of this…and this is why you have to love social networking! I saw it on LinkedIn Today’s News which took me to Business Insider which credits the original source, Dumb Little Man.  Talk about having legs. This post may never have gotten the attention/traffic without the power of social networks.  Still not a believer in social? Imagine what it could do to give you and/or your business a wider audience?

1.  Less Talk, More Action

“Well done is better than well said.”

2.  Don’t Procrastinate

“Never leave that till 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’re finished changing, you’re finished.”

5.  Get Moving

“All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.”

6.  Avoid Busywork

“Never confuse motion with action.”

7.  Give Yourself Permission to Make Mistakes

“Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.”

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 new 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 had deceived thee so often as thyself?”

13.  Don’t Give Up

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”

14.  Wise Up

“Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.”
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To view the full post by Thea Easterby on Dumb Little Man (with further explanation of each of these 14 points) go to 14 Action Inducing Lessons From Benjamin Franklin
If you could impart this wisdom on others, which point do you think is most important? Can you pick just one?

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