05/20/2014 08:47 am ET

8 Things The World's Most Successful People All Have In Common

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I've posted a lot about the strategies of very successful people: artists, scientists, business leaders…

Looking back, what patterns do we see?

Busy, busy

Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, examines the work habits of over 150 of the greatest writers, artists, and scientists.

What did they all have in common? A relentless pace of work.

"Sooner or later," Pritchett writes, "the great men turn out to be all alike. They never stop working. They never lose a minute. It is very depressing." [Daily Rituals: How Artists Work]

What did Stanford professor Jeffrey Pfeffer find when he looked at high achievers like LBJ and Robert Moses?

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