We study the habits and lifestyles of famous people because we feel like it will somehow give us some insight into how they became famous and made their fortune.
And when the person is someone we consider a creative genius we hope studying them will somehow make us more like them, unlocking our creative potential by following in their footsteps.
The truth is you can study the lives and daily routines of famously creative people like Ludwig Van Beethoven, Kurt Vonnegut and Maya Angelou and never achieve that sort of creative fame, nor find yourself any more creative or productive than before.
But if you check out this interactive chart created by Podio that details The Daily Routines Of Famous Creative People you can compare notes and see how you measure up!
I find seven hours a day of sleep to be the perfect amount for me, and it turns out Milton, Vonnegut and many other creatives on the list did too.