If Sleep Is The Cousin OF Death Why Are You Still Broke
“You don’t grind, you don’t shine.” I think is was around the time that classic Mike Jones song dropped people stopped sleeping and started wandering through life like post Apocalypse zombies hyped off Red Bulls and 5 Hour energy shots. I’ll admit I believed in that way of thinking for awhile and it got me nowhere but burned out and on the borderline of a nervous breakdown.
I don’t know why people equate sleep deprivation to success anyway since scientifically proven that you’re more productive (more done in less time) off a good night’s sleep anyway (but who reads anymore these days anyways). I’m not saying that there won’t be nights that you don’t get much sleep for whatever reason, but to do that on a consistent basis is as unhealthy as you can get.
I was reading an article in Success magazine the other day in which Arianna Huffington (founder of the Huffington Post) recalled she was so sleep deprived from the believing that you have to work 24/7/365 that she collapsed in the her office, hit her head on a desk on the way down and ended up in a pool of blood. I don’t know about you, but I’m not trying to go out that way.
Sure, you can’t get much done if you’re always sleeping. But if you spend those extra hours of awake time “elevating” and playing Xbox, you might as well have stayed asleep.