Other than personal finance and investing, I occasionally follow bloggers who write about other genres. One of my regulars include James Clear who writes about health, happiness and productivity. He does not post often, but when he does, it is always an intriguing read.

Last week he wrote about the Four Burner Theory. The theory is delightful in its simplicity. Imagine that our life is depicted by a stove with four burners on it. One burner represents our family, another our friends. Our health is symbolized by the next, and the final one burns for our health.

In order to be successful, James writes, we have to cut off one of our burners. In order to be really successful, we have to cut off two.

When I got to this point in James’s article, I started mentally searching for people who have managed to be extremely successful in all aspects …