What does this quote by Benjamin Franklin mean? Now check out how United Technologies Corp. used the quote in one of their inspirational messages that appeared in the Wall Street Journal from 1981-86.
The Sleeping Fox Catches No Poultry
We didn't write that headline. Ben Franklin did. Get out of that bed and get cracking, he was saying. Set your alarm for six, not seven. If you think you do well after a two-martini lunch, see what you do after a two-orange juice breakfast. Ben Franklin didn't spend a lot of time snoozing. Starting at age 13, with no formal education, he accomplished more than almost any other American since. "Plow deep while sluggards sleep," he also said. So hop out of the sack. Get up and go. The fox is wide awake. He'll grab all the chickens if you snooze.
Did Benjamin Franklin mean that sleep wasn't important?
Check out this article from the Tampa Bay Times on the importance of sleep for being productive at work. Now balance the information in the article with Benjamin Franklin's quote. How can you balance productivity and sleep?
Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.