We live in a fast-paced world where time is money and everyone is trying to make as much money as possible. Therefore, the common notion of success at present is spending as much time and efforts as possible on things that increase productivity. Thus, if you burn the oil of nights you are either successful or you are deemed to achieve success.
Being on early morning calls, working late at night, hitting the gym before going to the office these all have become the attributes of the so-called successful people. The more you reduce the time you sleep the more successful you are considered. Although I respect hard workers, I beg to differ when it comes to the issue of depriving yourself of one of the biggest blessings of nature – sleep.
To me, success in any walk of life is complete only and only when you are able to enjoy it. Thus in order to be successful in a true sense, you need to be able to savor the fruit you have achieved, which you cannot achieve if you are mentally and physically exhausted, both of which are caused by sleep deprivation. Therefore, if you wish to achieve true success, then to me sleeping is one way of getting to it. Let me explain to you the role sleep plays in success with regards to your mind and body.
Without any doubt, mind is the central piece to the puzzle of success. Like any puzzle, this piece also has to fit in the right place in order to make the puzzle complete. Therefore, if you are doing everything right, but if you are not utilizing your mind to the best potential then rest of the efforts will eventually fall apart. The question that arises here is what is the true potential of the mind? Although it has not yet been explored properly, to me the true potential of the mind is also predicted by the mind itself. When your mind tells you that it can take more workload, more pressure then it means that it is underutilized and requires more stimulus.
On the other hand, when your mind says to you that it can go no further, then it is the maximum to which it can go, pushing it any further would lead to saturation. This is where sleep comes in; proper sleep ensures that the mind is utilized to the true potential. I am totally in favor of doing the best in the time you have, but when it is the time to sleep, it should be the time to sleep, as anything beyond that is crossing the saturation limit, which mars the power of the mind and decreases its productivity. Thus, how can you achieve success with a less productive mind? Therefore, in order to utilize your mind to the best potential to achieve success, you need to give it proper sleep.
Along with mind, body is the other factor that needs to be utilized optimally in order to achieve success and to savor it. Like the mind, every organ of the body has its saturation limit, after that limit, the organ can be pushed, but the whole push would make the organ malfunction instead of making it work properly. Therefore, the organs of the body require sleep in order to rejuvenate.
Moreover, it is overslept in which the mind releases all the hormones that help in keeping the body healthy. The fair question to ask is that whether you’ll prefer being successful in a way that you are able to celebrate your success with people you love or you would want to be successful of such a kind where your health does not allow you to celebrate? All of us would prefer the former condition, therefore to enjoy such a success you will require to sleep properly and regularly.
Now it’s Your Turn!
Do you agree with my opinion that sleep is necessary for success? What is your sleep pattern? Do you miss regular sleep and how does it affect your performance? Please leave your feedback in the comments section below!