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Ben Franklin was highly regarded as one of the most passionate and productive of our founding fathers.  Many people consider what he accomplished as borderline impossible.  However,  as stated in this post by Business Insider, Mr. Franklin left behind some life lessons we should learn if we want to live a fulfilled, happy and productive life.  Below are just some of these quotes and lessons that we should not just know but act on as well.  

 

“Well Done Is Better Than Well Said”

The best way to get a job done is being resilient and seeing it through to completion.  Many people theses days give up to easy, often times right before success and break through.  Stay true to the commitments you make and you will be surprised at what you accomplish.

 

“Never Leave That Till Tomorrow Which You Can Do Today”

The only way you will ever reach your goals is if you have a clear, detailed description of what those goals are.  You better than anyone know what you want to achieve so begin to write those things down and constantly elaborate on them and watch them evolve.  Out of this process you will be able to identify what needs to get done in order to be ready for the next step.  This leads into the next quote…

 

“By Failing To Prepare, You Are Preparing To Fail”

Take the time to prepare for each big step you must take to get closer to your goals.  The key to a leaders success lies in their preparation.  Give thought to how things can be done better and more efficiently.  Change will always come and often times unexpectedly, will you be ready?

 

“All Mankind Is Divided Into Three Classes: Those Who Are Immovable, Those That Are Movable, And Those That Move”

Having the potential to move means nothing, but having the initiative to act on your dreams is everything.  I think it is important for us to take the time to assess ourselves to see which class we fall into.  The good thing though is that no matter what class you find yourself in, you do not have to stay there.  Get moving.

 

These are just 4 of Ben’s many famous quotes.  I will be doing a follow up post or two elaborating on more chunks of his knowledge.  Be sure to submit your favorite Ben Franklin Quotes in the comment section below.

 

What are your favorite quotes that drive you to get the most out of life?