The Rested Bird Gets The Worm


I’ve barely slept in two days. I’ve had to deal with a flood in my basement. I’m managing but I’m tired.

It’s hard to write when your tired. I feel like it’s taking me twice as long to write this.
But it also confirms to me that clear writing comes from a clear mind.

In the business world we often hear the saying “the early bird gets the worm”.
Meant to say that people who get up early are the ones who succeed.

But that’s not true.

I’ve worked with a lot of successful people and it varies.

If you’re in sales then it probably makes sense in order to reach prospects in the morning.
But if your work depends on creativity you have to have a rested mind.

A rested mind allows you to think better.

Some of the greatest thinkers of all time like Charles Darwin would have been considered slacker starting work at 9:30am.

If your work depends on ideas, it makes sense is to structure your day around your creative output.

Whatever time that may be, the point is that if you do creative work it’s not the early bird that gets the worm, it’s the rested bird.

Also published on Medium.

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