By Greg McKeown: Author, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Myth 1: Successful people say, “If I can fit it in, I should fit it in.”
Truth: Very successful people are absurdly selective.
Myth 2: Successful people sleep four hours a night.
Truth: Very successful people rest well so they can be at peak performance.
Myth 3: Successful people think play is a waste of time.
Truth: Very successful people see play as essential for creativity.
Myth 4: Successful people are the first ones to jump in with an answer.
Truth: Very successful people are powerful listeners.
Myth 5: Successful people focus on what the competition is doing.
Truth: Very successful people focus on what they can do better.
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