Beginning the day with an objective and ending the day with review of objectives.
That seems to be the trick for someone as full of resources as Benjamin Franklin. Rather than long term objectives he concentrated on daily routines
“The precept of Order requiring that every part of my business should have its allotted time, one page in my little book contained the following scheme of employment for the twenty-four hours of a natural day.
This is the daily routine he wrote on his diary: