Be Successful: 5 tips from Benjamin Franklin

Not too long ago I read in a business publication online 14 quotes of Benjamin Franklin that translate really well in lessons to get things done and be successful. I thought that they were very interesting and would like to share them with you. I’ll post the first five today and the rest in two other posts in coming weeks.

1. Take action

“Well done is better than well said.” Stop talking about what you are going to do and take action and show what you did.  

2. Don’t procrastinate

“Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.” I bet your parents have repeated this to you many, many times as you were growing up. My parents did. I can see the value now. If you want to turn a vision into reality, you better not procrastinate.

3. Be prepared

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Planning is critical to success. Think of what you want to accomplish, how you can achieve it, have clear in your mind the approach you will take to get to the end result, be realistic and systematic.

4. Embrace change

“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” Change is inevitable and many times out of your control. The more you fight against the changes affecting you, the more time and energy you waste. Instead of resisting, be part of the change and try to make the best of it for you.

5. Move, take action, get things done

“All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.” If you are wondering how other people can be so successful, then you are in the wrong group. Get up and move to the group of successful people, the group that moves. 

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