How To Be A Genius: The Daily Routines of Geniuses
Posted on Septiembre 9, 2014
Juan Ponce de Le√≥n 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 ‚Äî it was essential to their work. As Currey puts it, ‚ÄúA solid routine fosters a well-worn groove for one‚Äôs mental energies and helps stave off the tyranny of moods.‚Äù And although the book itself is a delightful hodgepodge of trivia, not a how-to manual, I began to notice several common elements in the lives of the healthier geniuses (the ones who relied more on discipline than on, say, booze and Benzedrine) that allowed them to pursue the luxury of a productivity-enhancing routine:
A workspace with minimal distractions. Jane Austen asked that a certain squeaky hinge never be oiled, so that she always had a warning when someone was approaching the room where she wrote. William Faulkner, lacking a lock on his study door, just detached the doorknob and brought it into the room with him ‚Äî something of which today‚Äôs cubicle worker can only dream. ¬†Mark Twain‚Äôs family knew better than to breach his study door ‚Äî if they needed him, they‚Äôd blow a horn to draw him out. Graham Greene went even further, renting a secret office; only his wife knew the address or telephone number. Distracted more by the view out his window than interruptions, if N.C. Wyeth was having trouble focusing, he‚Äôd tape a piece of cardboard to his glasses as a sort of blinder.
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