Self Improvement

Goals:

get out of bed as soon as I wake up (skip the snooze)

run FOUR times per week (in the morning…)

eat five small meals per day – 30:30:40   Carbohydrates:Fats:Protein

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and for good measure, actively strive for Ben Franklin’s thirteen virtues:

“1.  TEMPERANCE – Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.

2.  SILENCE – Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.

3.  ORDER – Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.

4.  RESOLUTION – Resolve to preform 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 no time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.

7.  SINCERITY – Use no harmful deceit; think innocently and justly; and, if you speak, 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 they deserve.

10.  CLEANLINESS – Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, clothes, or habituation.

11.  TRANQUILITY – Be not disturbed at trifles or at accidents common or unavoidable.

12.  CHASTITY.  .  .  .  . [be respectable]

13.  HUMILITY – Imitate Jesus and Socrates”

_______________________________________ if at first you don’t succeed, try try again.

“Come give us a taste of your quality” – Shakespeare 

My publicly stated intentions start with RESOLUTION.  Active self improvement – love to live it.  I’m keeping notes on this – any worth sharing will pop up here.

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