Everyone reading this is pretty much a member of ‘The Busy People Club.’
We’re in the fast lane. We work long hours, we live in big cities, we’re going to parties, we travel, we raise kids, we’re doing Crossfit, we’re running triathlons, we like restaurants, bars & shows, we’re traveling to Europe and Asia on business, we’ve got side hustles going on.
And to get ahead you kinda have to live this way. We know it and we embrace it. Exactly. But as one gets older, there are fewer and fewer opportunities to really let our minds take a deep dive. We’re usually too busy running around, chasing after this or that, ticking off boxes.
It’s REALLY hard to find enough time to think properly. To get to a place where you can turn your brain off and *just focus* on the deep work.
As it turns out, another vital ingredient to getting your best ideas is getting enough sleep.
When you’re tired, to save energy the mind starts taking short cuts, starts looking at the situation in lower and lower rez. This makes total sense; this also explains why all those all-nighters in college weren’t more productive.
Deep thinking is when we create the most value- you’d think we’d cultivate it more often than we do.