Ben Franklin’s five hour rule reflects the very simple idea that over time, the smartest and most successful people are the ones who are constant and deliberate learners.
This could easily be reflected in your organization and with your leadership team. After all, how do you help your leaders to learn and grow?
Underlying the answer to this question is a success strategy for life that we can all use, and increasingly must use.
Throughout Ben Franklin’s adult life, he consistently invested roughly an hour per day in deliberate learning. I call this Franklin’s five-hour rule: one hour a day on every weekday.
Franklin’s learning time consisted of:
- Waking up early to read and write
- Setting personal growth goals (i.e., virtues list) and tracking the results
- Creating a club for “like-minded aspiring artisans and tradesmen who hoped to improve themselves while they improved their community”
- Turning his ideas into experiments
- Having morning and evening reflection questions
You can read more from this Inc magazine article
Hope you find it valuable……. Steve Brody