Some of the greatest historical figures worked diligently at self-assessment and self-improvement.
Benjamin Franklin and George Washington created lists of good behavioral activities to help them eliminate any defects or bad habits they thought they had.
Benjamin Franklin’s list became know as the 13 Virtues of Life. He compiled this list at the age of 20 and spent the remainder of his life trying to live by those virtues.
George Washington’s list is known as the Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior. Washington created this list while still a teenager.
Is it an accident that these two self-improvement fanatics had enormous success in life?
Rich Habit #1 is known as the Self-Assessment Rich Habit. One strategy I uncovered in my research is to create a list of all of your bad daily habits and invert them into good daily habits.
Another strategy I uncovered is the five-year letter. This is a letter you write today about the future you. Included in this letter are all of the qualities and good habits the future you possesses. When done, you have a life plan that will act like a blueprint for pursuing the life of your dreams.