Apparently, humans are expected to sleep at night for eight hours for growth and development of the body system . Inherently, the night is prior to a new day but have you ever thought about the mystery of nights? It is widely known in Nigeria that evil deeds are executed at ungodly hours particularly at dusk. Some believe its preferable to see movies at night, while most students choose to fix their study hours at night. In the spiritual facet of life, battles are won through prayers at sunset. Snails choose to escape at night, same way many are of the fallacy that spirits walk at night. Basically, intellect is one of man's greatest power and its definitely gotten at night.
Billy Graham once said, that what he fears the most is TIME and I guess it is because time waits for no one but are you aware that the nights when not utilized well turns out faster than we can imagine?. Let's say one goes to bed in the hours of 10:00pm or there about and you rise to see the sun beam right at you, realize its a new dawn already. You may wonder how it all happened, how you spent the night, its a misery yet uncovered but you continue this way day in, day out till days turn weeks, weeks months, and months years with no achievement after all.
You keep proposing, conceiving, even planning but never execute because you're so engrossed with your daytime activities and there's little or no time left to bring your thoughts into reality. It is only those who maximize the night that understand that it shares the same speed with light and the fact that lots are achieved during that period in time. I have learnt from experience that the best time to conceive and implement ideas is at night. You think you have an idea? Why not get up at midnight to plan the execution of that idea. You want to write a script or a song, wake up at the dead of the night. Night remains the best time to be alive, the best time to receive new ideas, read with understanding because only few people stay awake, at dusk brains are relaxed, quietness becomes the order.
Great men arise from the place of labour even though it is always not convenient. You can never shine in your comfort zone, go out of the circle, try something different, sleep less, make the nights your best time to be active. Only Great men understands the fact that their capacities are expanded at dusk. Therefore, if you want to grow and be great, cultivate the habit of using the night wisely. Endeavour not to sleep all round the clock as it is way too dangerous for you.
A life without direction will never assume heights, we get to even know our strength, weakness, talents and gifts when we use our nights wisely. There are lots to offer, distractions are far off, silence ensues and your brain is relaxed and ready to accept inputs of data freely and also you become productive.
Why not make it an habit to pray, study, plan, think critically, write, and meditate at night. There is great power in the night and great men understand this so, they maximize it. The night time is a great mystery.
There is silence at night, listen to the rhythm silence play, hear the night speak, it has much to say.