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Project Managing Virtue Apr 13, 2016 Daily goals & Benjamin Franklin & goals & Wrestling with Franklin I try remarkably hard to Get Stuff Done. Like so hard that I project manage my life. Like hard enough that I intermingle my Work goal planning and Silence, The Sequel Apr 28, 2015 silence & Wrestling with Franklin I completed the Round 2 of Silence with only a few observations: I feel like I’ve got it down pretty well. I’ve always been a pretty quiet dude. I Motivation Apr 27, 2015 Wrestling with Franklin The Daily Show has bestowed upon me the best motivation for Temperance. Temperance, take 2 Apr 18, 2015 temperance & infographic & alcohol & washington post & Wrestling with Franklin My views on Temperance haven’t changed much with tis second round. It is obvious to me why Franklin listed it first in the line of virtues. All Three Months Down, My Whole Life To Go Apr 7, 2015 virtue & Benjamin Franklin & Wrestling with Franklin I conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection. I wish’d to live without committing any fault at any time; I would Applied Humility Apr 5, 2015 humility & Wrestling with Franklin And lastly, his great Resignation and Humility in acknowledging the Just Censure passed on his Essay, joined to his hearty Repentance, as well for Little grids Mar 30, 2015 hobonichi & coleto & pens & virtue & Wrestling with Franklin I made some little custom grids for the continuationof my virtue project. I’ve stopped using the Art of Manliness notebooks because of how hard Humility Mar 28, 2015 humility & Wrestling with Franklin So. First: it’s been a busy week. Deadlines at work, stress keeping me from sleeping well, bad moods. I’ve neither been virtuous nor particularly #Annoyed Mar 23, 2015 Wrestling with Franklin I don’t understand how a dude who wrote so much about little things wrote so little about Moral Perfection outside of his autobiography (1). I swear Moral Relativism Mar 23, 2015 Chastity & philosophy & moral relativism & Wrestling with Franklin Chastity is sexual behavior of a man or woman that is acceptable to the moral standards and guidelines of their culture, civilization or religion. How Not to Chastity Mar 19, 2015 Chastity & Benjamin Franklin & Feminism & Sexism & Wrestling with Franklin If you will not take this Counsel, and persist in thinking a Commerce with the Sex inevitable, then I repeat my former Advice, that in all your Chastity Mar 16, 2015 Chastity & Wrestling with Franklin Rarely use Venery but for Health or Offspring; Never to Dulness, Weakness, or the Injury of your own or another’s Peace or Reputation. This is Tranquility Mar 10, 2015 tranquility & Wrestling with Franklin Be not disturbed at Trifles, or at Accidents common or unavoidable. Tranquility is the lost art of mindlessness, if detachment, of letting going Finite Mar 7, 2015 moderation & cleanliness & industry & Wrestling with Franklin & God Damn & Work! Lost Time is lost Subsistence; it is therefore lost Treasure. - Benjamin Franklin in a contribution to a pamphlet on the Principles of Trade. Justice and Moderation Grids Mar 5, 2015 justice & Wrestling with Franklin Lookie here, grids! Friday was the day Alyska and I got married and we went to our favorite bar and the bartender was very very nice. Colonial Drunk Texting. Mar 3, 2015 sincerity & temperance & Wrestling with Franklin If you’re going to abuse one virtue, can you couch it successful usabe of another? In reading through Franklin’s letters tonight, I found a rather Cleanliness Mar 2, 2015 cleanliness & Wrestling with Franklin “Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths, or habitation.” Benjamin Franklin was probably a pretty stinky, grimy man. If you’ve ever worked Applied moderation Feb 28, 2015 moderation & Wrestling with Franklin Hot cognition is Psychological concept regarding reasoning where a person’s thinking is influenced by their emotional state (1). Hot cognition Moderation Feb 24, 2015 moderation & Wrestling with Franklin Avoid extreams; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve. Franklin’s moderation is more inclusive than what we consider it to Box of Justice Feb 22, 2015 justice & Wrestling with Franklin My primary view of justice this week was through my lens as a manager. I’ve been a manager at work for nearly 9 years now and only now are some Justice Feb 16, 2015 justice & equality & Wrestling with Franklin In the previous weeks, I have routinely asked myself the coming virtues were to better gauge my adherence to them leading to their specific weeks. I Bounds for Sincerity Feb 14, 2015 sincerity & catherine ray greene & Wrestling with Franklin When Franklin considered his own virtuous achievements in his autobiography, he only mentioned Order as particularly vexing, “Order, too, with Sincerity Feb 9, 2015 sincerity & Wrestling with Franklin Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly; and, if you speak, speak accordingly (1). Sincerity today is used more to mean “earnestness” Industry ’n Frugality and Checking in on all this Virtue Feb 8, 2015 industry & frugality & Poor Richard's Almanack & Wrestling with Franklin Industry and Frugality Grids for Frugality and Industry. Fitting that both I remember to post the previous forgotten one in my week of “be always Industry ’n Frugality and Checking in on all this Virtue Feb 8, 2015 industry & frugality & Poor Richard's Almanack & Wrestling with Franklin Industry and Frugality Grids for Frugality and Industry. Fitting that both I remember to post the previous forgotten one in my week of “be always On Busyness Feb 7, 2015 industry & Wrestling with Franklin & God Damn & Work! I have been busy at work. Right now I have twelve people on my team. I meet with them for at least 30 minutes every week which requires preparation Time Is Money Is Feb 4, 2015 Quotes & Parks & Rec & Benjamin Franklin & Wrestling with Franklin In all my reading in Industriousness and work ethics the last few days and weeks, I found the Time is Money origin.  It seems that pretty much every Time Is Money Is Feb 4, 2015 Quotes & Parks & Rec & Benjamin Franklin & Wrestling with Franklin In all my reading in Industriousness and work ethics the last few days and weeks, I found the Time is Money origin.  It seems that pretty much every Updated list of Virtues Feb 3, 2015 virtue & Wrestling with Franklin I updated my List of Virtues with the last three weeks of edicts. This list is getting pretty long and its good to review them on occasion. I am Industry Feb 3, 2015 industry & Wrestling with Franklin Lose no time; be always employ’d in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions. The modern equivalent to Franklin’s virtue of Industry is Frugality Jan 25, 2015 frugality & Poor Richard's Almanack & Wrestling with Franklin Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i. e., waste nothing. How do you define good when you’re talking about spending money? Where Resolve goes to Die Jan 24, 2015 resolve & temperance & Wrestling with Franklin The order of the virtues is purposeful. Maintaining temperance helps keep the mind sharp and aware of what you’re doing. Eating too much, especially Promises to Keep Jan 19, 2015 Wrestling with Franklin Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve. Virtue isn’t self sacrifice - giving all your money to charity, never A Week on Order Jan 18, 2015 Hercules & Disney & Wrestling with Franklin Week 3: Order He that riseth late, must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night. Poor Richard’s Almanack When I do not A Week on Order Jan 18, 2015 Hercules & Disney & Wrestling with Franklin Week 3: Order He that riseth late, must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night. Poor Richard’s Almanack When I do not The Original GTDer Jan 14, 2015 Order & gtd & productivity & Wrestling with Franklin & God Damn & Work! The precept of Order requiring that every part of my business should have its allotted time, one page in my little book contain’d the following Order Jan 12, 2015 Order & Wrestling with Franklin Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time. With the above quote began the foundation for all A Week on Silence Jan 11, 2015 silence & virtue & Wrestling with Franklin & God Damn & Work! A Week in Silence. More on my blag shortly. #aominaction I am a quiet person. Solitude in a well-controlled environment is important to me; but I Routines of People Way Cooler than Me Jan 11, 2015 routine & creativity & Wrestling with Franklin & Was Narcissus Beautiful? Want to develop a better work routine? Discover how some of the world’s greatest minds organized their days.Click image to see the interactive Virtue ≠ Piety Jan 10, 2015 plato & The Republic & virtue & Wrestling with Franklin Morality does not require religion. Morality is not dependent on sort of spiritual belief. Morality is not piety, or a devotion to goodness, as a Silence in Colonial Culture Jan 7, 2015 reformation & silence & Wrestling with Franklin As an introvert, I implicitly understand the utility of and need for silence. Silence is how introverts recharge in a brash world. But trying to What good? Jan 6, 2015 Benjamin Franklin & Daily goals & Wrestling with Franklin & Was Narcissus Beautiful? Part of Franklin’s daily schedule includes focus setting each morning and a review each night.  The intent is to go some amount of good in a day in Pile ’o Edicts Jan 4, 2015 virtue & Wrestling with Franklin It behooves me to track my growing list of edicts as I progress; so, I have added a dedicated navigation link above so you can track them too. And Silence Jan 4, 2015 silence & virtue & Wrestling with Franklin Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation. This virtue is not about quietude or vowing to never speak again. My first week Wrestling with Franklin Jan 3, 2015 temperance & alcohol & Wrestling with Franklin I’m focusing on temperance as that was the idea - focus on one a week for 13 weeks. I clearly have issues Review of the @ArtofManliness Virtue Journal Jan 2, 2015 virtue & Art of Manliness & Benjamin Franklin & review & Wrestling with Franklin & Was Narcissus Beautiful? I’ve been using the Art of Manliness Virtue Journal for a little while now and have developed strong feelings over it and its design as I progress Definitions: A little Philosophizing Jan 1, 2015 virtue & ethics & Wrestling with Franklin I think it behooves me to list some definitions. Exploring virtue and morality requires understanding what those concepts mean. The definitions can Drinking is Awesome Dec 31, 2014 Benjamin Franklin & alcohol & benjamin rush & Wrestling with Franklin I offer this as proof that drinking is amazing. Moral and Physicial Thermometer The Moral and Physical Thermometer concept was first published NYE Dec 31, 2014 Wrestling with Franklin Temperance us kind of terrible on holidays.  But, I’ve had only the one drink. and I even kept under 1900 calories for the day in the face of all Temperance Dec 28, 2014 Wrestling with Franklin Reference.com defines temperance as: tem-per-uh ns, tem-pruh ns: noun moderation or self-restraint in action, statement, etc.; self-control. Plan for Attaining Moral Perfection Dec 26, 2014 Benjamin Franklin & Wrestling with Franklin Virtue Franklin Virtue Journal Here will I hold. If there’s a power above us (And that there is, all nature cries aloud Thro’ all her works), He