Did you accomplish all your goals last year?
Imagine what you could get done with 30 more days of productive effort. 395 vs 365.
There are 8760 hours in a year. The average person sleeps 8 hours a day for a total of 2920 hours of sleep.
If that person cuts back on 2 hours of sleep per day, it would equate to a total 30 days or 730 hours worth of productivity.
Gary V says he works 18 hours a day (6 hours of rest.)
Health vs wealth.
There are many people who say that “Health is wealth”. If a gym rat wants to make gainz then they should know that their muscles grow when they sleep, not during the actual stimulus of the lift.
Now we have a question of lifestyle and what do you value most.
Do you decide to earn a little more by picking up more hours? Or do you want gainz and take the time to go to the gym ?
Maybe you skip the gym altogether a run on four hours of sleep like Trump.
The subjects who were allowed a full 8 hours of sleep displayed no cognitive decreases, attention lapses, or motor skill declines during the 14-day study. Meanwhile, the groups who received 4 hours and 6 hours of sleep steadily declined with each passing day. The four-hour group performed worst, but the six-hour group didn’t fare much better. In particular, there were two notable findings.
Remember sleep debt is cumulative.
What if you want to be a better basketball player? Is cutting back on sleep the answer?
Cheri Mah, a researcher in the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Laboratory, has shown that basketball players at the elite college level were able to improve their on-the-court performance by increasing their amount of total sleep time.
At the end of the sleep extension period, the players ran faster 282-foot sprints (16.2 seconds versus 15.5 seconds) than they had at baseline. Shooting accuracy during practice also improved: Free throw percentages increased by 9 percent and 3-point field goal percentage increased by 9.2 percent.
“If you can show me some clinical data where anybody has ever performed better on less than what we think is the idealized version of sleep for an adult, I’m willing to retract everything I’ve ever said,” Parsley said. “But there is no research that shows this. … There’s not a single metric that anybody would ever measure their life by that isn’t dramatically affected by sleep.”
“We live in a culture that doesn’t value sleep,” Parsley said. “It’s often associated with laziness, lack of motivation, all sorts of negative connotations for somebody who sleeps excessively — and all sorts of accolades and idolization for people who claim to sleep three or four hours a night. You have to get past that prejudice.”
If cutting back on sleep isn’t the answer, then what is?
Maybe you should cut back on the time you spend on porn websites or the chatting with tinder matches that go nowhere or even worse, lead to a catfish. 20 minute smoke breaks, binging on pointless tv shows, arguing with people on social media etc… are all things that can lead to a huge loss of man hours.
If you have an entrepreneurial, self help mindset, you have look in the mirror and be honest with yourself. If you want things to change, you have to change.
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” – Albert Einstein
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw
“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”
Sure, sometimes cutting back on sleep is the answer due to your schedule at the time but do you want to live sleep deprived for the rest of your life?
How can you say that your the best version of your self when there is plenty of evidence that shows sleep deprivation leads to a less than optimal performance both cognitively and physically?
If you were a little bitch last year (yesterday), your probably going to be a little bitch (today) this year.
If your reading this your probably into self help and productivity. The question I ask is.
What negative time consuming habits do you have?
What would happen if you traded those negative habits in for productive habits?
Two hours a day can go a long way.
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