In his book Daily Rituals, author Mason Currey detailed a typical day for more than 50 of the world’s greatest artists, writers, musicians, and thinkers. Not surprisingly, nearly all of them were minimalists.
That's right, according to an article in Outside magazine - not to mention the book in the quote above - successful people tend to be minimalists.
Basically, they try to minimize choices and stresses related to things like clothing, schedules and friends so that they have more time and energy to focus on more important things like inventing electricity, writing great works of literature and making massive piles of cash.
That's why some people tend to adopt a uniform of sorts - Steve Jobs with his turtlenecks, jeans and trainers, or Einstein with his grey suits, for example - and choose friends carefully. Or, if you're more of an eccentric genius in the Nikola Tesla mould, you could choose to spend time with pigeons instead.
However you go about it, becoming more minimalist could lead to something very big.