Friday, July 7, 2017
The role of routine,discipline and focus for business success.
The role of routine,discipline and focus for business success. 241 years ago, 33-year-old Thomas Jefferson helped draft the Declaration of Independence. Over the course of his career, he would go on to serve the fledgling United States as governor of Virginia, minister to France, secretary of state, vice president, and, finally, the country's third president. Despite wearing so many hats in the government, Jefferson adhered to a relatively well-defined schedule throughout his life. Here's a look at the Founding Father's daily routine: Jefferson didn't wake up at a set time every day. Instead, he wrote that, "Whether I retire to bed early or late, I rise with the sun." Typically, he would get out of bed whenever there was enough light for him to read the clock next to his bed. Before breakfast, the Founding Father would tend to his correspondence. Over the course of his life, he wrote somewhere around 20,000 letters. Jefferson typically ate breakfast at 8:00 a.m. According to the blog Early to Rise and Colonial Williamsburg, the meal would likely include tea, hot wheat and corn bread, cold ham, butter, and "hoe cakes" — or cornmeal pancakes — and would be served in the dining room. more