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  • I have

  • a confession to make! Today I am going to tell you a story of how

  • waking up at 6 am every day ruined my life. No! it's not clickbait!

  • I know that you probably heard stories about how successful people wake up early in the

  • morning, and maybe you should too if you want to become successful. But I can tell you that

  • after years of waking up at 6 am, my life is worse than ever.

  • And if you are one of those people who is striving to wake up early in the morning,

  • please don't. And those who do wake up at 6 or 5 am are probably not as successful as

  • they could be. And it is not because other aspects of my

  • life deteriorated while I was doing better financially.

  • Waking up at 6 am ruined everything in life, including the financial side of it.

  • So here is what happened. For the longest time, I use to think that

  • if I want to become successful, I had to discipline my life, work more hours, stop wasting my

  • time, and cut back on sleep so that I could work more.

  • I did that back when I was in college. I continued that habit after graduating, and for many

  • years, I felt like I was doing better than my peers. But, in reality, I didn't see much

  • progress in my life. My social life was at its lowest point. I

  • was barely paying my bills, and most importantly, I didn't know what was wrong with me.

  • I was depressed and anxious because even hitting the gym consistently for more than a year

  • didn't help me achieve any meaningful progress. I still was that little skinny guy who desperately

  • wanted to achieve something but never came even close to that.

  • There was something missing, something that held me back for a long time.

  • You won't believe it! But it was sleep. You see, I have always known that sleep is

  • important, but I never took it seriously. I disciplined myself to wake up at 6 am every

  • single day, no matter what, even on weekends. I have heard doctors say that you need at

  • least 8 hours of sleep to function properly, but I have always thought that's the lazy

  • way to approach life. I mean, when you sleep, you are not doing anything productive, so

  • I might as well try to minimize the number of hours I sleep so that I can work more,

  • and that was my biggest mistake. Because even on the days when I would go to bed after midnight,

  • I would still wake up at 6 am. The lack of sleep affected all aspects of

  • my life, especially the quality of my decisions. You see, when you sleep, your brain does one

  • of the most important functions. Throughout the day, you consume a lot of information

  • every time you read something, watch a YouTube video, or meet people. All that information

  • is usually saved in your short-term memory. Your brain works somewhat like a computer.

  • It has a short-term memory like RAM as computers have and a long-term memory like a hard disk.

  • Your short-term memory is much smaller than your long-term memory, so whenever you sleep,

  • especially when you are in that deepest level of sleep, your brain reorganizes whatever

  • information you have consumed throughout the day and shelves them somewhere in your long-term

  • memory based on how important are they. That's why you don't always remember everything you

  • know, but if you think about it, you might remember stuff that you have forgotten for

  • years but are saved somewhere in your long-term memory.

  • When your brain doesn't get enough sleep, most of that information gets stuck in your

  • short-term memory. So when you want to learn something new, memorize a bunch of facts for

  • your exam or take an important decision, your brain can't work at its fullest capacity since

  • it's filled with information that it supposes to move to your long term memory, but it's

  • stuck in your short term memory. That's why it's almost always much easier to focus or

  • work an hour or two after you wake up. In other words, less sleep equals I n a less

  • effective brain. If you are doing something that doesn't need a lot of brainwork, then

  • you might not realize a huge difference, but if you need to think or do creative work,

  • then your brain will struggle. So if you want to maximize your productivity, all you need

  • is a little more sleep. But it's not just about the number of hours

  • you sleep, but the quality of sleep you get. In order for your brain to truly rest, it's

  • not enough to lie down on your bed. You need to get rid of all the possible distractions.

  • If there is a music playing somewhere around you or the lights are on, your brain is going

  • to be active to a certain extent because it recognizes that light.

  • So the question is if sleep is so important to the efficiency of my brain, why cut back

  • on sleep when I can cut back on other things such as Netflix, or all the time I waste on

  • unnecessary stuff?

  • How many times do you find yourself sitting in front of a computer trying to accomplish

  • something that takes an hour or two, but you stretch it for an entire day and often postpone

  • to the next day? If you could just focus, put all of your willpower into it, you could

  • finish it in an hour. So here is what I started doing. I minimized

  • the number of hours I work. Instead of 14 or 15 hours of work, now I work only 8 to

  • 10 hours, and I make sure that I get 7 to 8 hours of sleep a day. In fact, I do not

  • even set the alarm and let myself wake up naturally whenever my body feels like I have

  • had enough sleep. I understand that in the first few hours of the day, my brain is going

  • to be at its peak, so I try to do creative work in the morning. Whether it's a company

  • that I am analyzing, or an important business decision, I have to take or write a script

  • for the next video. If I eliminate all the distractions and push myself to just focus

  • on the work that I am doing, I can get done more in 2 to 3 hours than I would in an entire

  • day.

  • So stop thinking in terms of how many hours you work, but focus more on how much you can

  • get accomplished. If you can get your brain to work more efficiently by having more sleep,

  • there is no point in trying to work more and cut back on sleep.

  • We didn't even talk about all the health problems lack of sleep causes, such as cancer, heart

  • diseases, heart failure, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, depression, anxiety, and

  • a shorter life overall. So stop thinking of sleep as something you

  • waste time on, but as a daily investment, you have to make in yourself to keep yourself

  • more productive to be able to achieve more, to be able to make better decisions.

  • You might not be able to afford to turn off your alarm and wake up whenever you want,

  • but you can go to bed earlier. If you have to wake up at 7 in the morning, don't go to

  • bed at exactly 11 pm. You need some time to fall asleep. You also need to prepare your

  • body for sleep. So make sure that an hour before you go to bed, you are not doing anything

  • that could keep you awake in the bed for hours, like lifting weights or eating something heavy.

  • We talk a lot about investments on the channel, and you probably already know that often all

  • you need is one good investment to make a fortune. One good business decision can get

  • you out of that rat race, and if you could improve the quality of your decision by having

  • an extra hour of sleep. I think it worth it. Try it. I challenge you to try to have enough

  • sleep for one week in a row. Make your sleep the first priority just for one week.

  • That means going to bed on time and making sure you get quality sleep every day, and

  • if you won't realize any improvements in your life, just come back to this video and give

  • it a thumbs down. Yes, I mean it. I Never though I am gonna say that, but it's now is

  • the time. However meanwhile, while you haven't started the challenge yet, give this video

  • a thumbs up, you can always come back and give it a thumbs down.

  • I hope you guys have enjoyed this video. Remember that we have a second channel called, bloom

  • where I post videos that are not necessarily related to finance but nevertheless are interesting.

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  • link description and subscribe. You guys have always supported me and without your support

  • this channel wouldn't have been possible so I will appreciate if you guys help me out

  • with the second channel. Thanks for watching and until next time.

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