12 Quiet Rituals of Enormously Successful Humans. May your actions speak louder than your words.
May your life preach louder than your lips. May your success be your noise in the end. The result of enormous success is often pretty noisy – lots of people talking, writing and sharing stories about it. The actual process of achieving enormous success, on the other hand, is far more discreet. But it’s this process that happens quietly, behind-the-scenes, that makes all the difference in the world.
Marc and I are fortunate enough to know a number of enormously successful human beings. Building upon our recent video blog post on success, here are twelve things the most successful people we know do quietly and diligently: 1. Too many books and courses on personal success act like we’re robots, and completely overlook the enormous power of our emotions. But when we wake up and stress is already upon us – phones ringing, emails and texts dinging, fire alarms going off – you spend the whole day reacting, instead of being proactive.
The Daily Routines of Geniuses. Juan Ponce de León spent his life searching for the fountain of youth.
I have spent mine searching for the ideal daily routine. But as years of color-coded paper calendars have given way to cloud-based scheduling apps, routine has continued to elude me; each day is a new day, as unpredictable as a ride on a rodeo bull and over seemingly as quickly. Naturally, I was fascinated by the recent book, Daily Rituals: How Artists Work. Author Mason Curry examines the schedules of 161 painters, writers, and composers, as well as philosophers, scientists, and other exceptional thinkers. As I read, I became convinced that for these geniuses, a routine was more than a luxury — it was essential to their work.
A workspace with minimal distractions. A daily walk. Accountability metrics. The Daily Routines of 7 Famous Entrepreneurs & How to Design Yours. Our daily routines can make a huge difference to how healthy, happy and productive we are.
I’ve recently tried adjusting my own routine in the hopes of getting more done and wasting less time in-between tasks or activities. While it’s important to understand how your own brain works and what routine will suit your body best, I always find it interesting to see what works for others when planning something new for myself.
Amazing routines of 7 successful entrepreneurs In the hopes of building the best routine I could, I did some research on the daily routines of some of the most successful people I know of. They certainly inspired me to think about different parts of my routine – perhaps they’ll be useful to you as well. Jack Dorsey, CEO Square & Founder of Twitter In this video interview with Twitter and Square co-founder, Jack Dorsey, he explains his daily routine as he juggles a full-time role at both companies. The only way to do this is to be very disciplined and very practiced 1.) 2.)
As A Monday. 10 Creative Rituals You Should Steal. Benjamin Franklin made sure to end every day by asking “What good have I done today?”
Maya Angelou only wrote in tiny hotel rooms. Jack Kerouac made sure to touch the ground nine times before writing. Sustained creativity doesn’t come from a flash of brilliance or a single afternoon of inspiration. It comes from a consistent routine that serves as the bedrock for getting things done. At 99U we’ve spoken with dozens of entrepreneurs, researchers, and creatives about their unique routines. Venture capitalist Brad Feld takes a week off every three months: The most impactful thing I’ve done is to take a week off the grid every quarter. Read the entire interview here. Former Obama campaign CTO Harper Reed the importance of the daily “retrospective”: [The presidential campaign] had a really good team dynamic that relied quite a bit on the “retrospective” meeting at the end of a project that allowed us to stop and say: “What was it like to launch?
Read the entire interview here. The 5 Daily Rituals That Will Make You Happy. You know what percentage of people are really happy?
Not “oh, life is pretty good”, I mean people who are flourishing. They feel their lives are fulfilling, meaningful and brimming with potential. Via The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work: Only 17 percent of the adult population is said to be flourishing, fulfilling their potential for happiness, success, and productivity. Less than one in five. I’ve been accumulating the research on happiness for a while.
Well, one expert finally put it together into a simple 5-part formula. Christine Carter is a sociologist at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center which studies the psychology and neuroscience of well-being. So what’s this formula to find your “sweet spot” of happiness — without completely overhauling your life? Take Recess + Switch Autopilot On + Unshackle Yourself + Cultivate Relationships + Tolerate Some Discomfort = The Sweet Spot Okay, but what do we actually need to do? Don’t worry; it’s pretty easy.