You've probably heard the expression, "there's no recipe for success," and the same likely goes for creative genius.
When it comes to being a legendary writer like Maya Angelou, musician like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, or scientist like Charles Darwin, there's a certain je ne sais quoi involved that simply can't be replicated.
Still, that didn't stop me from trying.
I recently came across these wonderful charts showing the schedules of creative geniuses. These charts, created by Info We Trust, break down the days of everyone from Charles Dickens to Benjamin Franklin, and, turns out, nearly everyone has a different strategy when it comes to spending their day.
As for me, I'm a recent college graduate with all the time in the world. Between job hunting, exploring my new home of Los Angeles, and crying over the Game of Thrones season finale, no two days are ever the same. So, I figured, when better than now to try and establish a creative routine?
Using these charts as my guide, I adopted the schedules of Angelou, Darwin, and Mozart, just to see what they knew that I don't. All three people represent distinctly different time periods, locations, and lines of work, so I was truly maximizing my exploration.
Here's how it all went down.