Hopefully, it won’t take you long to figure out that I love toughness. I think it goes to the heart of being a man. Men need to endure, to battle, fight, scrap, and claw until they accomplish their goal. Research is now confirming that toughness (or grit) is the most important quality driving achievement, even more than talent or intelligence. The great news is that toughness can be trained, like a muscle. We can expose ourselves to stressors, and our ability to withstand them will grow if we persevere.
While toughness is at the heart of manliness, and while it should be trained, I’m not an advocate of stupidity or mindlessly working harder than necessary. What if I told you that I had a sure-fire way to increase your energy, focus, motivation, and general happiness, while reducing your stress? Channeling my inner Bob Ryan from Entourage, is that something you might be interested in? [Read more…] about Sleep: The Simplest Life Hack