Thought from the day from the always thought-provoking Nassim Nicholas Taleb:
An indicator of freedom and bondage: how often did you have to use an alarm clock this month?
— Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb) February 6, 2019
Two things to consider:
1/ Are you getting up and leaping out of bed, enthusiastic to get to work?
If not, is it lack of sleep (poor short-term planning) or because you have an uninteresting job (poor long-term planning).
2/ Or should people seek the discipline of a fixed wake up call to instil accountability and a sense of forward progress from the very moment the day starts (whether that comes in the form of the crazy-early Jocko workouts or the 5-second rule)?
I’ve been wearing an Oura ring for the last few weeks (I blame a combination of Matthew Walker and Peter Attia…). I’ll write about it properly in a few weeks but all I know is today is that it tends to give me a hard time every morning for not getting the sleep I need. A useful reminder. But as someone who both loves their job and needs an alarm clock, I’m still working out which way to interpret this tweet.
And I guess that’s the sign of a good tweet….