Apparently, Benjamin Franklin also liked to do self-improvement challenges. According to this website, Ben Franklin rotated between 13 virtues which he focused on improving. He tried to practice one virtue per week and recorded whether or not he was successful each day in a chart.
Well, of course, I’m going to try it. I love self-improvement challenges and I love Ben Franklin, particularly how he was portrayed in the movie 1776.
Franklin’s 13 Virtues were: Temperance, Silence, Order, Resolution, Frugality, Industry, Sincerity, Justice, Moderation, Cleanliness, Chastity, Tranquility, and Humility.
The author of the post interprets that challenge to be more about acknowledging areas in which you need improvement, and not mastering each virtue. The author also provides a handy-dandy chart which I will be using.
I will begin next week. My plan is to post at the beginning of each week a bit about the virtue, how it relates to me, applicable quotes from Franklin, and my plans for improvement.