Benjamin Franklin did this one hour a day, 5 hours a week. Why you should do it too.
At the age of 10, Benjamin Franklin left formal schooling to become an apprentice to his father. As a teenager, he showed no particular talent or aptitude aside from his love of books.
When he died a little over half a century later, he was America's most respected statesman, its most famous inventor, a prolific author, and a successful entrepreneur.
What happened between these two points to cause such a meteoric rise?
Underlying the answer to this question is a success strategy for life that we can all use, and increasingly must use.
The 5-Hour Rule
Throughout Ben Franklin's adult life, he consistently invested roughly an hour a day in deliberate learning. I call this Franklin's 5-hour rule; 1 hour a day on every weekday.
Franklin's learning time consisted of:
- Waking up early to read and write.
- [Setting personal growth goals](h ...(continued)