Read Summer’s story and see how her Franklin Planner helped change her education and future.
In nineteen-eighty-never-mind, I was an eighth grader with ADHD.
I was nearly failing out of school when my dad bought me monarch-sized Franklin Planner pages for my Trapper Keeper, and an audiotape of the workshop. Learning to identify my values, set goals, and plan my priorities not only got me through high school on time, but also helped me manage my attention problems at work and in college.
Today, with so many things competing for my attention, I use my planner as a way to decide what I’m NOT going to do, and “First Things First” is a mantra that keeps the daily minutiae from overwhelming my real priorities.