The World's Most Successful People All Share This Hobby
Søren Jepsen for The Locals
From morning routines to nightly regimens, we spend plenty of time exploring the particular lifestyle choices of the most wealthy and successful innovators and industry leaders of the world. But what's the one thing that really sets apart this premiere group of individuals? The thing that across the board they all share?
Hint: You're doing it now (kind of).
Lest you think "procrastinate and read internet articles" is the answer, we'll come right out and tell you. The overwhelmingly wealthy people of the world read, and they read a lot.
According to Inc., everyone from Warren Buffett to Mark Zuckerberg to Bill Gates and beyond are avid readers: "Buffett is said to devote at least 80 percent of each day to reading," Inc. reports.
In addition to improving your memory and helping you wind down and relax, reading also provides your brain the ability to achieve a bit of mental rest and relaxation while not entirely checking out. This peripheral yet still engaged mental space is often where big ideas and lightning bolt moments occur.
But what you read is also extremely important. Rather than fictional works, the wealthiest and most successful individuals tend to opt for educational books and publications or biographies of people whose lives they might find inspiration in.
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