Le Bron James turns sleep into achievements. Here’s how
Leaders, big companies like to tell you the secrets to success. Strategies for personal improvement, calmness, greater financial rewards, and many other things. They tell you to follow them to do exactly what they do. Some will even suggest, that you should be like someone else, do and look like them, to achieve the same results…
Which is just absurd.
You are different and unique. Your individual self needs just slightly different paths to the results you desire, different to the other person. And when you force yourself to do exactly what the other person does, you limit your own potential. What we at EcoHealthLAB see as highly powerful, is not following the strategies of others, but rather strenghtening the foundations, which helps you later find your own solutions, and define the desires, needs and even understanding your self.
Sleep is just one of such foundational issues.
The Star sportsmen, who achieve truly outstanding real results, focus on the basics. LeBron James is one of such highly inspirational persons. On Wikipedia we can read about him, that :
“He is often considered the best basketball player in the world and regarded by some as the greatest player of all time. His accomplishments include three NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, three NBA Finals MVP Awards, and two Olympic gold medals. James has appeared in fifteen NBA All-Star Games and been named NBA All-Star MVP three times. He won the 2008 NBA scoring title, is the all-time NBA playoffs scoring leader, and is fourth in all-time career points scored. He has been voted onto the All-NBA First Team twelve times and the All-Defensive First Team five times.”
yet, he came from a tough background. His early life was often a struggle. The struggle tought him to rely on himself, and dig deep into his own power. So he did. What he found, allowed him to achieve the pinnacle of success. The same applies to David Goggins, another outstanding American.
LeBron James hired a trainer, Mike Mancias, who has been working with him for a long time. Both agree, that it is not training neither diet which play the key role in LeBron’s success. It is simply nothing else, but sleep.
In a recent conversation with Tim Ferriss, on The Tim Ferriss show, both the athlete and his coach discussed the sleep system, which they believe is the most supportive. There are several keys to a good night’s sleep: ( and we wrote about them here on our blog already 🙂 )
- the correct temperature in the room you sleep in. For the sportsman, it is 68 to 70 degrees.
- complete darkness in the bedroom, no distractions
- switching off all the elecrtonic devices, at last half an nhour before falling alseep. This in fact is also practiced by Christiano Ronaldo.
- comfortable bed
- sleeping for at least 8 hours, with 10 hours being optimal
“I can do all the training, I can do all the ice bags and the Normatecs and everything that we do as far as our recovery package while I’m up, but when you’re getting that good sleep, you just wake up and you feel fresh. You don’t need an alarm clock. You just feel like ‘OK, I can tackle this day at the highest level.”
It is truly amazing how simple basic parts of our lives play a key role in everything we become and achieve.
Try changing your sleep habits, night by night, and see what happens.
Have a good night 🙂 sweet dreams
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