To Get Ahead, Get Started

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January 17.

On this day in 1706, Benjamin Franklin, “the elder statesman of the American Revolution,” was born. He was the oldest signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Franklin was also a notable scientist whose diverse inventions included the Franklin stove, bifocal eyeglasses, and a glass harmonica. Self-made and self-educated, Benjamin Franklin was perhaps America’s greatest purveyor of common-sense advice through his series Poor Richard’s Almanack (1733-1758). Ben advised, “Well done is better than well said.” The following men and women agree.

 The Quietest Actions Speak More Loudly Than Proud Words or Good Intentions

“The world cares very little about what a man or women knows; it is what the man or woman is able to do that counts.”
Booker T. Washington
“Do noble things, do not dream them all day long.”
Charles Kingsley
“You’ll never do a whole lot unless you’re brave enough to try.”
Dolly Parton
“Never fail to do something because you don’t feel like it.  Sometimes you just have to do it now and feel like it later.”
Marie T. Freeman
”Our actions are the springs of our happiness or misery.”
Philip Skelton
”I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. Henceforth, I will repeat these words each hour, each day, everyday, until the words become as much a habit as my breathing, and the action which follows becomes as instinctive as the blinking of my eyelids.”
Og Mandino
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
Mark Twain 
Today’s Bible Verse
But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.
James 1:22 NASB

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