Most successful people are an odd breed.
We all know that.
I have heard of a billionaire that always has an idling Mercedes and driver outside 24/7.
And I have seen a professor carrying and petting a toy stuffed animal.
You may have a few examples yourself.
See, the successful can be a little obsessive, neurotic, and hyperfocused with their projects and ideas.
Because of this, they are not average in actions or result.
It makes sense that non-average means can sometimes yield non-average ends.
In most cases, extraordinary achievers became comfortable with being seen as “different” or even “odd” long before they achieved the level of success they were after. It’s a distinction that average people often fail to make. If one desires to live life on a different level, that destination will not be reached by traveling the same road everyone else has chosen.
Andrews, The Little Things