Are you practicing the virtue of resolution? Here are 5 questions to ask yourself or your Ben Franklin Circle.

Franklin’s definition: “Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve.”


1. A more contemporary word for resolution might be “grit”—setting goals and accomplishing them no matter what. Do you think of yourself as a gritty person?


2. Resolution has a personal and communal aspect: you should have resolution in your own affairs, but also in your affairs with others, like in keeping appointments and promises. Why is it important to keep your word to others?


3. The opposite of resolution might be flakiness. What do you think of people who are flaky? Have you ever been flaky?


4.Franklin says “Perform without fail what you resolve.” Is that always the right thing to do?


5. What is a resolution you have been proud of keeping?