I didn’t get much sleep yesterday. At this point in my life, not getting a full night’s rest shows up clearly the next day. It was never a badge of honor, but now it’s a clear hindrance.
I was reminded of this HBR article about how entrepreneurs who sleep more are better at spotting good ideas:
Business ideas are plentiful, and pursuing the wrong idea early-on can hamstring an entrepreneur’s efforts to launch a venture. An early misstep might even be the difference between becoming a successful entrepreneur and failure. Far from being a sign of weaknesses, sleep can serve as an early-stage aid to effectively evaluate the myriad business opportunities to pursue. Sleeping at the right times, such as the night before ideation and evaluation tasks, will improve outcomes.
Related, Why We Sleep is a classic that’s been sitting on my Kindle shelf for too long.