I love this infographic from infowetrust.com with the routines of highly creative people. It made me happy to see that not all of these brilliant people have the same type of schedule. To me it means there isn’t some magical routine that is the key to success. For all of them it’s solely about the time they dedicated to their craft, whether that be at 1:00 in the morning or during the regular 9 to 5 most of us are forced to follow.
A couple of years ago, I read about Benjamin Franklin’s routine and I still find it to be the most similar to mine (mostly because he generally worked normal hours). Not only that, but his presence and inner reflection is something I greatly admire. Because of him, I’ve kept a note with me for a couple of years that says, “What good shall I do this day?” What better state of mind to start your day with than that?