Daily Rituals by Mason CurreyHow Great Minds Work

At the moment I’m exploring and experimenting with habits. So when I found Mason Currey’s book called ‘Daily Rituals: How Great Minds Make Time, Find Inspiration and Get to Work’ I just had to grab it and devour it. It includes short, sharp snapshots of the working routines of over 160 greats in the fields of painters, writers, composers and philosophers.

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It turns out that I have the habits of Pablo Picasso! LOL! And of course this is true. He is one of my heroes…

THE Answer

When I started reading this book I realized I was looking for THE answer. Yep, THE answer to the perfect set of daily rituals that would cause me to produce great work with the greatest amount of ease and pleasure. If my hero Pablo Picasso worked like that then that must be how you get things done! In other words I was looking for another short cut to success. Not a bad idea and it can also be a distraction from simply doing the work.

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The Daily Rituals

As much as I expected a clear pattern of how the greats created their immortal works through their daily rituals, there appears to be just as many contrasting approaches. For instance…

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The REAL Answer

Mason Currey’s Daily Ritual book clearly points to the multiple roads one can take to make great work happen. And the real answer to creating work is that almost any path will guide you there as long as you devote the time to make it happen.

What’s your routine?

Love to hear what works for you…

 

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