Daniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home.
- 1) What time do you usually go to sleep?
- 2) What time do you usually wake up?
- 3) What is the middle of those two times? (ex: if you fall asleep at 11:30 p.m. and wake up at 7:30 a.m., your midpoint is 3:30 a.m.)
Some have called this phenomenon the "inspiration paradox" ー the idea that "innovation and creativity are greatest when we are not at our best.
When the Danish students had a twenty- to thirty-minute break "to eat, play, and chat" before a test, their scores did not decline. In fact, they increased. That is, scores go down after noon. But scores go up by a higher amount after breaks.
心理学者が「39歳」でマラソンに挑戦する理由 = 終わりが重要
Four people in four different professions living in four different parts of the world, all united by the common quest to run 26.2 miles. But something else links these runners and legions of other first-time marathoners.
Red Hong Yi ran her first marathon when she was twenty-nine years old. Jeremy Medding ran his when he was thirty-nine. Cindy Bishop ran her first marathon at age forty-nine, Andy Morozovsky at age fifty-nine.
All four of them were what social psychologists Adam Alter and Hal Hershfield call "9-enders," people in the last year of a life decade. They each pushed themselves to do something at ages twenty-nine, thirty-nine, forty-nine, and fifty-nine that they didn't do, didn't even consider, at ages twenty-eight, thirty-eight, forty-eight, and fifty-eight. Reaching the end of a decade somehow rattled their thinking and redirected their actions. Endings have that effect.