Last Updated on May 29, 2023 by The Unbounded Thinker
I admire Benjamin Franklin because he succeeded in many fields. He was a successful politician, author, inventor, scientist
After studying his life for a while, I noticed powerful success lessons we can learn from this Great Man
‘From a child I was fond of reading, and all the little money that came into my hands was ever laid out in books.’ – Benjamin Franklin
Many successful people believe reading breeds success because it leads to the accumulation of knowledge useful for succeeding. Maybe Benjamin Franklin knew this because he read a lot. He loved reading so much that he read his father’s religious texts because they were the main books his father possessed. His obsession with reading forced his father, Josiah Franklin, to apprentice him to a printer. Many scholars agree that his reading habit played a great role in making him a great man.
2.Never Ever Wait For The Right Moment
If you want to do something, do it. Never wait for the universe to perfectly arrange things for you before you take action
In 1721, Benjamin Franklin’s brother founded a newspaper. Benjamin Franklin became highly interested in participating in the newspaper, but he believed his job position would prevent his brother from allowing him to write. Instead of waiting for his brother’s permission, he wrote letters and anonymously placed them in his brother’s print shop. People liked the letters so much that they wanted to know him.
Benjamin Franklin never waited for the right moment. He took action when he had an idea and his audacity paid off.
3.Associate With People With Similar Interests
You can progress quickly if you associate with people with similar interests because they will help you learn a lot about your field.
Benjamin Franklin knew this principle because he formed an association of aspiring artists and entrepreneurs when he was 21 years old. The association enabled Benjamin to become a better artist and businessman as its members regularly discussed
4.Failure is Inevitable
All successful people, including Benjamin Franklin, failed on their way to success.
Despite becoming one of America’s founding fathers, some of Benjamin Franklin’s political proposals were ignored. Furthermore, despite becoming a well-known author, some of his publications failed.
Benjamin Franklin understood that failure is part of success, and he continued writing and formulating more political proposals. He eventually became a successful politician and author.
5.Work, Work and Work
It’s said that Benjamin Franklin was obsessed with work. His biography reveals that he woke up early to work long hours. Besides this, some of his famous quotes such as ‘laziness makes things difficult, and hard work makes things easier’ proved he believed in a strong work ethic.
Benjamin Franklin knew that his strong work-ethic played a huge role in making him succeed. In his famous essay, The Way to Wealth, he wrote, ‘If You Are Hardworking, You Will Never Starve.’
Franklin was an ordinary individual who adopted the features of successful people. We must also adopt these features if we want a successful future.
Anyway, if you like the insightful nuggets of wisdom of Benjamin Franklin, you should check out insightful quotes by other Founding Fathers of United States on this blog post.
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