US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — For several months, American billionaire Bill Gates gave a lecture at Lakeside School in Seattle on the occasion of the anniversary of his graduation. At this school, he met his future colleague Paul Allen, who then became a co-founder of Microsoft. While 1,500 people were preparing to hear many complex terms and stories about legendary events, Gates advised them to give preference to good sleep.
According to him, this is what is especially necessary for the current generation in the era of high technology and artificial intelligence.
According to the Fortune website, Gates spoke about the book “Why are we sleeping. A new science of dreams and dreams?” British scientist Matthew Walker. He then referred to three other skills that he considered necessary for success, such as a love of reading to satisfy a thirst for knowledge. According to the billionaire, if he wants to get an idea of something, he can read five books at once.
In other words, if you want to be like Bill Gates, read a lot and sleep enough. Like Gates, learn how to boldly delegate, abandoning a series of tasks to gain new experience. Finally, be optimistic about failures, preferring to recall the history of your successes. These are the four gates of Gates.
Get enough sleep
Bill Gates did not interest the vacation until his thirtieth birthday, and he did not realize the significance of sleep until he was 64 when he read the book “Why are we sleeping. The New Science of Dreams and Dreams, by Matthew Walker, professor of neurobiology at the University of California.
The author of the work summarized the secret of sleep in one sentence: “It seems that there is not a single large organ in our body that would not experience the positive effect of sleep.” As for neglect, it causes many health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, low fertility, and a weak immune system.
Therefore, in his book, Walker emphasizes the need to go to bed and wake up at certain times, even on weekends and holidays, in addition to regular physical activity and exposure to the sun for at least 30 minutes a day. The professor also recommends giving up caffeine, nicotine and heavy meals and drinking plenty of fluids before bedtime.
According to him, a good habit can be taking a hot bath before bedtime. In addition, darken and ventilate the room and avoid blue emissions from mobile phones and tablets to stimulate melatonin, which helps to speed up falling asleep. At the same time, he does not recommend staying awake in bed for more than 20 minutes. In this case, you should get up and do something until drowsiness occurs.
Develop a love of reading
On top of that, Gates can be called an insatiable reader who always takes a bag with books when traveling. When a billionaire wants to know something, he reads a lot of books on a subject of interest to him “in order to always know more than someone he is talking to.” Perhaps natural curiosity prompted Gates to get carried away with research and reading, especially since he prefers to be alone and has little contact with other people.
Therefore, it is not surprising that he advises young people to develop curiosity in themselves, using the knowledge available today thanks to numerous online books, podcasts and lectures.
According to the founder of Microsoft, in the coming decades, the development of artificial intelligence will reach unexpected proportions. They will become a priority for people who rely on themselves as talented readers and students who want to continue reading and self-development. Reading, according to Robin Sharma, the author of the famous book “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari,” energizes us, gives us hope and saves time so that we can learn and achieve more with less effort and in the shortest possible time.
It also gives us the benefit of a direct conversation with a writer who can change the face of our whole life if we take advantage of the experience of the greatest minds. This, in particular, is the invaluable gift and power of audio books that help us learn new things anytime, anywhere.
Feel free to delegate your tasks
Since many project founders and entrepreneurs are madly in love with their work, they are reluctant to let others do it for themselves. So it was with Bill Gates – he loved and created programming and did not think about help from others. When his company began to expand, it was difficult for a businessman to give up his duties, believing that this could harm his business.
However, the fact that everything was developing for the better without his close control after studying the art of delegation, helped to change everything. Gates hired many experienced workers, while he himself was able to turn his attention to other issues and learn new things. According to the billionaire, effective delegation is based on knowledge of their strengths and weaknesses and allows you to benefit from the wide experience of other people.
By delegating part of your business, you save time and increase your own productivity by focusing on certain things. This allows you to obtain and develop new knowledge and competencies, which may come in handy for various tasks in the future.
Indeed, last March, Microsoft announced that Bill Gates would resign on the board to devote himself to charity work in the areas of healthcare, development and education.
Look at failure with optimism
According to Bill Gates, his work is determined by positive thinking. This thinking helped him overcome some difficulties, as he was optimistic and confident that everything would work as it should. This was another key element of success.
According to him, positive thinking allows you to always remember about your many achievements and can ease the temporary inability to continue working.
Gates admits that Microsoft was faced with a variety of difficulties, but at the same time there was enough success so that employees could afford to take risks. As a result, the memory of past successes in times of failure is the way for future victories.
“Positive emotions are what make life worth living.” Positive-minded people succeed in all areas, have stronger immunity, less often die from cardiovascular diseases, and are more loved,” says Martin Seligman, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and the founder of positive psychology.
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