Who do you want driving your plane when you are heading somewhere?
A well rested pilot or a sleep deprived one?
Same goes for your potential.
You wanna try fly your plane sleep deprived or with good rest?
“One of the most influential studies on human performance, conducted by professor K. Anders Ericsson, found that elite performers need 10,000 hours of ‘deliberate practice’ to reach levels of greatness. While this finding sparked a debate about the role of natural talent versus countless hours of practice, another element was all but missed. If you go back to Ericsson’s landmark 1993 study, there was another factor that significantly influenced peak performance: sleep. On average, the best performers slept 8 hours and 36 minutes. The average American, for comparison, gets just 6 hours and 51 minutes on weeknights.
The person you want to fly your airplane, operate on your body, teach your children, or lead your organization tomorrow is the one who sleeps soundly tonight. Yet in many cases, people in these vital occupations are the ones who think they need the least sleep. And more than 30 percent of workers sleep less than six hours per night.” (Rath)
Q. What's your reason for getting less sleep + is that within your control?
Q. What could be your reason for getting more sleep + what would need to change?
Fresh + flight = skies the limit
P.S. If the change to make is with some aspect of your behavior then that is within your control + possible.