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You Should Work Less Hours—Darwin Did

You Should Work Less Hours—Darwin Did

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Many famous scientists have something in common—they didn’t work long hours... lives were full and memorable, their work was prodigious, and yet their days are also filled with downtime...
great students didn’t just practice more than the average, they practiced more deliberately... engaging with full concentration in a special activity to improve one’s performance... There’s little that’s inherently or immediately pleasurable in deliberate practice... You do it because it reinforces your sense of who you are and who you will become... can be sustained only for a limited time each day.” Practice too little and you never become world-class. Practice too much... draining yourself mentally, or burning out....
more frequent, shorter sessions, each lasting about 80 to 90 minutes, with half-hour breaks ... About four hours a day... This is why it takes a decade to get Gladwell’s 10,000 hours...
The top performers actually slept about an hour a day more than the average performers... napped during the day... could “estimate quite accurately the time they allocated to leisure,” ... devoted more energy to organizing their time, thinking about how they would spend their time, and assessing what they did... the immense value of deliberate rest

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