I recently stumbled upon Benjamin Franklin’s daily schedule and found it both simple and profound.
For being a polymath who accomplished many great things, he reserved a good deal of margin in his life. He got a full night’s rest (7 hours), had quiet time in the morning, and enjoyed recreation in the evening.
But what really stands out are the two questions he began and ended the day with:
Morning: What good shall I do this day?
Evening: What good have I done this day?
Perhaps this is an activity we all should consider. In fact, I plan to spend the next month intentionally asking myself the same two questions. I suspect it will be more challenging than it appears, but I’m thrilled to see the results.
Why don’t you join me?