Many entrepreneurs believe in their principles and habits and they simply don’t want abandon them on no account. And why? Because they make them successful – the things they do in their personal lives, while they run their businesses.
This is also the story of Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs. They both started a business what the others can only dream of. Both of them are inherently different and special. But after all, they have something in common. They go in the same colors of clothes daily. Do you know why? Let’s reveal their story.
Steve Jobs and His Famous Black Turtleneck
Steve Jobs was a truly visionary. He wore the same black turtleneck, blue jeans and New Balance sneakers every day. It quickly became his trademark look. And it’s also evident that he had a finite capacity to make excellent decisions. And that’s the point.
Every day we make a bunch of choices. It starts in the morning with hitting the snooze button and ends by decision making about a dinner meal or where to go with friends for a beer. When you make them, you actually expend mental energy. If you make too many decisions in too short a time frame, you significantly reduce your decision-making ability.
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Now it’s pretty clear that Steve understood he had a limited capacity to make excellent decisions. Those concerning work on the next version of the iPhone, not to be dressed up according to latest fashion trends and spend plenty of time selecting a suitable outfit. Read more about Steve’ habit here.
Mark Zuckerberg’ Grey T-shirt: Sexy and Useful
One of the most powerful people ranked by Forbes took note from Steve Jobs and puts this theory to the test each day with a gray t-shirt and hoodie. “I really want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community… I’m in this really lucky position, where I get to wake up every day and help serve more than a billion people. And I feel like I’m not doing my job if I spend any of my energy on things that are silly or frivolous about my life.”
We must add that these claims are not in contradiction with opinions of scientists who unanimously confirm this idea. According to many different studies, the aggregate total of the decisions we make during the day impacts our ability to clearly see the upsides and downsides of some of the decisions we should make. Let’s read more about 6 Simple Habits of Extremely Successful Entrepreneurs.