Analysis Of Benjamin Franklin's First Rule: Finish Better Than Your Beginnings

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First Rule: Finish better than your beginnings. Benjamin Franklin is explaining in this first rule to always end better than you started basically. He’s saying to not accept excuses because they will not benefit you throughout life. Some of the circumstances that took place in Franklin’s life was that he was the youngest son, he had no formal education, and he was beaten as an indentured servant. The rule also means to not allow the circumstances that take place in your life to imprison you. For example for being ignorant on any subject or making errors. In my opinion, I feel that Franklin is trying to say that people who are great managers or people that are highly recognize, didn’t necessarily have great beginnings. Even though some of those people may not have come from great beginnings, they still have humbled themselves during the process of getting to the top. For example, our very own president, President Barack Obama, didn’t have a great beginning but has always remained humbled throughout the many positions that he has held. He is also trying to say to just be better in life in general. Everyone should have goals and be ambitious in achieving those goals and more. Fourth Rule: Influence is more important than victory.…show more content…
You should never tell people when they are wrong but give them guidance in order to lead to up to the point where they find out that they are wrong. He is also saying that by not telling them they are wrong, allows them to self-evaluate themselves and see what they need to correct. It’s basically not allowing them to take the easy way out by not telling them. From a business perspective, if you are influential to the entire team then it is possible the team will come out on top because it will allow them to want to be better in

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