State of the Union & Sleep

So I was eating dinner and watching Obama’s State of the Union address a couple days ago when I noticed several of the politicians in the background asleep.

Now I assume they’d had to have been Republicans to be falling asleep during an important Presidential message and with full knowledge of all the cameras in the room. Ha – I kid, I kid.

So it’s safe to say they were probably very tired, and with good reason. As much as we bash on politicians for their lies and incompetence (and oftentimes rightly so), it’s still apparent that the job can be tough.

I can’t imagine all the boring meetings, traveling, and meeting with people that they do. These are reasonably intelligent people, and successful people, too.

Which leads me to my point: successful people are people who work hard. This means they aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves, to lose some sleep, in order to get the work done.

Granted, politicians may not be the best example, but the fact is most are high-achievers, probably the top in school, work, etc. And watching the few getting some shut-eye reminded me of all the hard work, sweat, and tears people need to put forth in order to achieve great things.

Now on the subject of sleep and health, I think that’s another matter. Perhaps a future post.

Catching some zzzz’s at

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