Experienced Technology Entrepreneur
Chief Encouragement Officer

Experienced Technology Entrepreneur
Chief Encouragement Officer

Experienced Technology Entrepreneur
Chief Encouragement Officer

Ben Franklin’s 13 Virtues

Ben Franklin's 13 Virtues

Posted by Paul Helmick

I’m a Technology CEO and Experienced Entrepreneur. I love helping people use technology to grow their business. 

Inspired by Emily Bennington post on “Being Goal-Driven Actually Drives Me Crazy“. — I always remember Steven Covey’s point that for the first many years in America, our success literature focused on the “character ethic” – who you are as a person inside – and how sadly in the last few decades it turned into the “personality ethic” – how you ‘act’ on the outside.

Ben Franklin understood ‘Private Victories Precede Public Victories!’

Ben Franklin's 13 Virtues

 

Ben Franklin’s 13 Virtues

  1. Temperance: Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation
  2. Silence: Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversations
  3. Order: Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time
  4. Resolution: Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve
  5. Frugality: Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; that is, waste nothing
  6. Industry: Lose not time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions
  7. Sincerity: Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly; speak accordingly
  8. Justice: Wrong none by doing injuries or omitting the benefits that are your duty
  9. Moderation: Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think you deserve
  10. Cleanliness: Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, clothes or habitation
  11. Tranquility: Be not disturbed at trifles or accidents common or unavoidable
  12. Chastity: Rarely use venery but for health or offspring; never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation
  13. Humility: Imitate Jesus and Socrates

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