Ben Franklin was a remarkable man.
An acknowledged polymath -- that is, a person who knows a lot about a lot of things -- Franklin was an author, inventor (bifocals, lightning rods, and more), scientist, political theorist, and politician.
His role as ambassador made him a hero of the American Revolutionary War.
He was one of the earliest and most prominent abolitionists.
Bottom line, he accomplished a lot in his short time on this planet.
The image below gives us a glimpse into the discipline that allowed this prolific man to get so much done.
But, rather than focusing on the right side of the sheet, let's zero in on the left column instead.
Mr. Franklin framed his day between two key questions:
What good shall I do this day?
What good have I done today?
Answering the first question gave Franklin purpose.
Answering the second gave him a good night's sleep.
This is a great way for you to frame your days, especially if you frame those questions in the context of Jesus Christ's admonition to love God and love our neighbors:
'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the great and foremost commandment.
The second is like it, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' On these two commandments depend the whole Law and Prophets.
So, what good shall you do today?