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Deep Work

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Deep Work

by Cal Newport

The Idea

This ability to learn hard things quickly plays a key role in the attempt to become a superstar in just about any field.”

Deep work will help you learn hard things quickly. If you master hard things quickly, you will always rank among the top earners in your field. Once you learn what deep work is, you can start putting your energy into deep work and do great work, instead of just answering emails or dabbling in low-grade work activities. It is amazing to create something so good that nobody else can create it.

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Rule #1: Work Deeply

Your will is not a manifestation of your character that you can deploy without limit; it’s instead like a muscle that tires.

Following a deep work philosophy will help you push through your limits and achieve great success in life. Most people want to have the flexibility that the deep work philosophies provide. It is very important that you find the deep work philosophy that works best for you in your current circumstances.

If you support your work with habits and rituals, you will have the power to produce creative, intelligent, and deep work at will.

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Rule #2: Embrace Boredom

Efforts to deepen your focus will struggle if you don’t simultaneously wean your mind from a dependence on distraction.”

By scheduling internet time, you train your mind to focus for long hours and avoid distractions. You build strong mental muscles for focus and concentration just like people build physical muscles in the gym.

If you then spend your idle time meditating, and on important work issues, you’ll be able to utilize extra time and increase your productivity.

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Rule #3: Quit Social Media

Stuff accumulates in people’s lives, in part, because when faced with a specific act of elimination it’s easy to worry, “What if I need this one day?” and then use this worry as an excuse to keep the item in question sitting around.

Spending excessive time on the internet not only affects our work but also our relationships. By cutting down your internet time, you will be more productive at work, and your relationships will deepen and become more meaningful.

Instead of sending excessive time on the internet, spending more time on structured hobbies will lead you to a quality life.

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Rule #4: Drain the Shallows

Once you’ve hit your deep work limit in a given day, you’ll experience diminishing rewards if you try to cram in more.”

By creating an effective schedule for your day, you’ll make powerful progress as your day unfolds. It is a great tool to supercharge your productivity and achieve massive success. By measuring the depth of a task, you’ll be able to focus your energy like a sharp laser. This will boost your productivity and chances of success.

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