Secret to Winning a Nobel Prize

Dwayne Walker
December 18, 2022

Here’s a secret the world’s best scientists used to win a Nobel prize…

and it has nothing to do with science.

In 2008, a team of researchers compared Nobel Prize-winning scientists from 1901 to 2005 with other expert scientists of their time. And what they found was shocking.

They found that when scientists had a creative hobby, they had a higher chance of winning the Nobel prize against their colleagues. Here’s how the stats breakdown:

Yes! You read that correctly. Nobel Prize winners were 2x more likely to have a music hobby than the average scientist. 7x more likely to have a Fine Art or Crafting hobby, 12x more likely to have a writing hobby, and a whopping 22x more likely to have a performing arts hobby like acting, dancing, or even being a magician.

This is not limited to science. Creativity researchers often see this phenomenon when observing how people succeed in multiple areas. This is one of the core benefits of creativity. It's an unfair advantage you can apply in every aspect of your life. Once mastered, it's like carrying a gun to a knife fight in another field.

You can read this research study here .

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