Less is more: Benjamin Franklin’s 5-hour method – Successful people still follow this concept today | message
With continuity to success
“Practice makes perfect” is a famous German proverb that school children, musicians, athletes and academics are well aware of. To learn something new, be it knowledge or a skill, you need a high level of commitment and perseverance. The majority of people follow the motto “A lot helps a lot” and accordingly try to make great progress within the shortest possible time.
But it is precisely this mentality that prevents most of them from achieving sustainable results. If you are looking for long-term and constant success, you should get rid of the idea of working ten or more hours irregularly on your goal. Because some of the most successful people in the world have one thing in common when it comes to their own further education: They work continuously on their skills.
Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett – to name just a few examples – use the 5-hour rule in their own individual way.
The 5 hour rule
Benjamin Franklin is considered to be the inventor of the 5-hour rule. This concept catapulted him from dropping out of school at the age of ten to becoming a successful inventor, businessman and founding father of the USA.
Throughout his entire life, Franklin is said to have intensely occupied himself with one subject for one hour every day from Monday to Friday without exception, so that at the end of each week he had at least five hours of intensive study to show. A relatively simple and illuminating method, which in principle anyone can use.
Franklin followed the same pattern every day, waking up early to read and write. In the course of this, he set himself personal goals and noted the results that were already recognizable. In addition, he founded a kind of club in which like-minded people could exchange experiences and opinions in order to be able to develop personally, but also to enrich society.
In addition, Franklin put his ideas into practice in the form of experiments. Last but not least, he reflected on what he had experienced in the evening and formulated related questions that had to be answered the following day.
So the method can be used by anyone
In principle, the idea behind this concept is an extremely simple one: you deal regularly, intensively and consciously with the respective facts. The same applies to improving certain skills in sports or making music.
Even if the 5-hour rule takes a certain amount of time and demands discipline, it can be viewed as a long-term investment in personal development.
In order for this method to fit into everyday life, freedom must first be created, which can then be filled with reading, discussing and further training. Accordingly, the learning-intensive time should be well planned, the learning objective and the methodology to be used should be defined. Then you should question what you have learned. On the one hand it helps to process the information, on the other hand errors can be discovered.
Henry Ely / Forex-news.com.net editors
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