TED | 想要成功？请多睡一会儿
在这个简短演讲中， Arianna Huffington女士分享了一个能启发伟大思维的小点子：一夜睡个好觉的魔力。她并非夸大我们的睡眠缺陷，而是力荐我们合上双眼从全局看：我们可以通过有效的睡眠提高工作效率和幸福指数，以及做出更英明的决策。
This is a room of type-A women. This is a room of sleep-deprived women. And I learned the hard way, the value of sleep. One-and-a-half years ago, my mom’s friend fainted from exhaustion. She hit her head on my desk. She broke her cheek bone, she got five stitches on her right eye. And I began the journey of rediscovering the value of sleep.
And in the course of that, I studied, I search the web for that and I'm here to tell you that the way to a more productive, more inspired, more joyful life is getting enough sleep. And we women are going to lead the way in this new revolution, this new feminist issue. We are literally going to sleep our way to the top, literally.
Because unfortunately for men, sleep deprivation has become a virility symbol. I was recently having a talk with a guy who bragged that he had only gotten four hours sleep the night before. And I felt like saying to him -- but I didn't say it -- I felt like saying, "You know what? If you had gotten five, this talk would have been a lot more interesting."
因为很不幸地，对男士们来说，睡眠不足成了男子汉气概的象征。不久前我和一个男生聊天时，他和我吹嘘前一晚只睡了 4个小时。其实我想对他说--不过还是没说出口-- 我想要说的是，“你知道吗?要是你能多睡一个小时，那我们的谈话会比现在有趣的多。”
There is now a kind of sleep deprivation one-upmanship. Especially here in Washington, if you try to make a breakfast date, and you say, "How about eight o'clock?" they're likely to tell you, " Eight o'clock is too late for me, but that's okay, I can get a game of tennis in and do a few conference calls and meet you at eight."
And they think that means that they are so incredibly busy and productive, but the truth is they're not, because we, at the moment, have had brilliant leaders in business, in finance, in politics, making terrible decisions. So a high IQ does not mean that you're a good leader, because the essence of leadership is being able to see the iceberg before it hits the Titanic. And we've had far too many icebergs hitting our Titanics. In fact, I have a feeling that if Lehman Brothers was Lehman Brothers and Sisters, they might still be around.
While all the brothers were busy just being hyper-connected 24/7, maybe a sister would have noticed the iceberg, because she would have woken up from a seven-and-a-half- or eight-hour sleep and have been able to see the big picture.
So as we are facing all the multiple crises in our world at the moment, what is good for us on a personal level, what's going to bring more joy, gratitude, effectiveness in our lives and be the best for our own careers is also what is best for the world. So I urge you to shut your eyes and discover the great ideas that lie inside us, to shut your engines and discover the power of sleep. Thank you.