I had no energy and I could feel myself getting sick. I was sneezing and sniffling and in between that thinking about sleeping. I was asking myself, is success really worth losing so much sleep that my health takes a huge hit? If I'm sick, how am I going to search for and apply to jobs? How am I going to think creatively to inspire others in my shoes? How am I going to put together a marketing campaign if I don't have the energy to even target my business' demographic?
So many people will say, "if you are asleep you are missing out on life" or "Sleep is for Suckers" [Shout out to David Shands] and in a metaphorical sense that is true. If you are sleeping on your own opportunities and your willingness to find success then yes, you are a sucker. But if you are literally getting sick because of losing sleep then your autoimmune system will take a hit. As a result you'll need to take the time out to get better which takes time away from success when all you had to do was get a bit more rest that week to begin with.
Sleeping on yourself, accomplishments, goals, and success is a bad thing because you will miss out on life, but getting sleep so that you can continue driving for success with a fresh outlook on life is the best thing you can do for yourself. You'll be asleep, but your eyes (read: brain) will be wide open when you awaken.
The Unemployed Entrepreneur