…ng up isn’t enough. The Woody Allen quotation leaves out that you have to show up every single day. Showing up once in the pursuit of your goals will put you ahead of most people who operate by fuzzy aspirations but will put you behind everybody who actually achieved something.
He also said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Franklin deliberately designed his day with a daily schedule.
The only reason our lives have meaning is that they end.