In his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin described the practice of identifying thirteen virtues that he wished to integrate into his life. For each, he would spend one week deliberately focusing on that virtue and incorporating it. He would then repeat the process three more times during the year, thereby fostering his personal growth during each of the 52 weeks of the year.
Welcome to 2014. It is the first week in a new year.
In the style of Benjamin Franklin, I too will be working on a specific weekly track of self-improvement. David Allen (of Getting Things Done fame) has written a book, Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Getting Things Done. Throughout 2014, I will be reading one of these lessons each week, and implementing it into my life.
Lesson 1 challenges us with the following:
- Where are your potential cleanup areas?
- What is the next one to tackle, when you are not sure what else you to be doing?
- What could you forgive today?