We all know that Einstein, Edison, and Beethoven changed the world, but you’d be surprised at all the other things they have in common.
From reading voraciously to thinking about how they think, these amazing figures in history had strikingly similar habits that helped them along the way (and a few that dragged them down). For example, did you know that the world’s smartest people share more goals with their friends—but are also more likely to have chronic anxiety?
Read the infographic below to see the other habits they share and that you can adopt to boost your own brilliance. (Just, you know, remember that they’re not all good ones .)
Infographic courtesy of Entrepreneur . Photo of woman with a book courtesy of Shutterstock .
Before joining The Muse, Sarah worked in social business innovation for Virgin Unite in London, strategy and innovation at Market Gravity, sustainability research in the Dominican Republic, and business development for a NYC startup. Wrapping up her time at Columbia University, she’s headed to McKinsey & Company after graduation. Say hi on Twitter @sarahlichang.More from this Author