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The precept of Order requiring that every part of my business should have its allotted time, one page in my little book contained the following scheme of employment for the twenty-four hours of a natural day.
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Posted on July 30, 2007 in Early Risers, Statesmen, Writers | Permalink
He actually slept from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
July 21, 2013 at 04:04 AM
I personally think that taking care of yourself is huge with productivity. How clearly you can think and how much energy you have greatly impacts how much work you get done. If you get more sleep or eat healthy you will actually increase the amount of work you can do Pushing yourself to hard and putting stress on yourself can actually long term cause you to lose productivity. You have to have balance in life.
October 03, 2012 at 07:22 PM
What good have I done today?
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March 04, 2012 at 06:27 PM
The good news is...hard work pays off. I was beginning to doubt that a little bit :)
good blog. Thanks!
Rafi Kazorian |
January 13, 2012 at 01:16 PM
I notice he did not have a 45 minute commute each way. Thank goodness for progress.
Richard Scobee |
August 07, 2011 at 12:15 AM
Bear in mind this is what Franklin aspired to, it is not what was carried out on a daily basis.
October 17, 2009 at 04:35 PM
I just have to figure out how to get a two hour lunch break . . .
September 19, 2009 at 05:56 PM
Now that Leno is on earlier, maybe I can finally become a genius like Franklin!
September 19, 2009 at 05:55 PM
Steve, actually he slept from 10-5. A good 7 hour sleep. A two hour lunch break makes a lot more sense than the hour or half-hour employees are given today.
August 16, 2009 at 07:39 AM
a thoroughly enjoyable and insightful piece of sharing. thx a wack :)
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atrayah janhe |
June 18, 2009 at 08:27 AM
I THINK THIS IS A GOOD ROUTINE.....IT WILL REALLY WORK FOR ME......WHERE DID YOU GET THE PHOTO OF THIS PAGE....IT SEEMS TO BE AN ORIGINAL PAGE..........
KHUMUJAM HOOTER SINGH |
February 28, 2009 at 11:11 PM
How wonderful, I am a morning person also.
February 16, 2009 at 03:59 AM
Yes really love this. Somehow the description of his noon task to "look over my accounts and dine" sounds hilarious to me.
Love your blog - it explores a topic that has long interested me. Thanks!
Alanna Cavanagh |
January 20, 2009 at 02:00 AM
Interesting that he only slept from 10 - 4am.
This is so obvious, but it seems the one that truly achieve great things in life are those that work the hardest and remain the most disciplined about doing so. Thanks for the fantastic blog!!! WOw.
Steve Hopkins |
January 18, 2009 at 05:03 AM
Love it! Where'd you get the photo?
Matthew Cornell |
January 07, 2009 at 11:50 AM
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