I came across a good read on Linkedin called 14 Lessons From Benjamin Franklin About Getting What You Want In Life that was linked to Business Insider , that was written by Thea Easterby is a freelance writer . Now that I’ve gotten all the proper accreditation and linking done to satisfy everyone legally and emotionally……I thought the article had some really great information in it, specifically on a few points that tie directly into ADD/ADHD like Don’t Procrastinate, Know Yourself and Be Prepared. Procrastination is one of many challenges ADD’ers could face. Knowing yourself and being prepared all tie into understanding what our strengths and weaknesses are and how we need to organize ourselves.
Perhaps Benjamin Franklin had a firm grasp on ADD a couple centuries ago? Likely not, he died on April 17, 1790, however based on the fact that we are discussing some of his points here today more that 222 years later…..I think he had some pretty good things to say. You’ll also see Ben’s image on the new US $100 bills. What a guy! Thea Easterby’s article focused on 14 action-inducing lessons from Benjamin Franklin, including:
Less Talk, More Action
Don’t Fight Change
Give Yourself Permission to Make Mistakes
Act Quickly on Opportunities
Continue to Grow
Don’t Give Up