Radical Life Experiments

SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WEAR UNIFORMS and the hidden wisdom  of having one yourself/ Why would someone choose a boring wardrobe?

Hooray for a new mini series! This one will be all about ‘uniform’; the who, what, why, and how, along with my personal dabbling in the field.



Above, I write that…


It’s a known fact that many entrepreneurs, presidents, and CEO’s wear the same thing on the daily. [Which famous people do I speak of? Click here and here for some good examples.] But why is this practiced?


Here are 5 good reasons why:

1.  To reduce decision fatigue.

Decision fatigue defined by Wikipedia:

In decision making and psychology, decision fatigue refers to the deteriorating quality of decisions made by an individual after a long session of decision making.[1]

Decision making is tiring, and the more decisions we make, the worse we become at making effective ones.

It goes on to speak about our topic; uniform…

Notably, major politicians and businessmen such as Former US President Barack Obama, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg have been known to reduce their everyday clothing down to one or two outfits in order to limit the number of decisions they make in a day.”

By paring down on the number of daily decisions we need to make, we can become more productive, efficient, and successful in the work we do and the things that matter to us.

2.  Minimal effort and thought.

Concentrating on the bigger picture instead of focusing on smaller less significant things can help make your life easier.

3.  Less wasted energy and stress.

No double-checking, feeling insecure, or wondering if you got the right outfit on for all of today’s activities. Daily anxiety about this morning’s decisions are significantly lowered if not banished altogether.

4.  More time.

Less time getting ready in the morning equals more time in your day.

5.  You always feel good in what you wear.

When you wear the same thing every day, you know when you put it on that your outfit will undoubtedly complement your body shape and make you feel confident and ready to walk out into the world and do your best, just as it has every other day.


Thinking of trying this out yourself? Not convinced about the benefits of what looks like a too-boring wardrobe? Looking to explore these and other aspects further?

Stay tuned…

In the posts to come, we’ll be covering the following:

  1. The importance of creating habits and daily routine
  2. ‘The Uniform Project’ and my own experiment of 9 months straight wearing the same outfit every day
  3. How to create your own uniform

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