Without explicit feedback on the impact of various behaviors to the bottom line, we will tend toward actions that are easiest in the moment.
Knowledge workers usually lack explicit indicators of what it means to be productive and valuable at work, so they turn back toward an industrial indicator of productivity: doing multiple tasks in a visible manner.
In order to have a deep work routine, you have to decide the following:
It's important to have a shutdown ritual, to ensure that every incomplete activity has been reviewed and that for each you have confirmed that either you have a plan you will follow for its completion, or it’s wirrten down and saved in a place where it will be revisited.
Identify the key elements that determine success and happiness in your professional and personal life.
Adopt a tool only if its positive impacts on these factors substantially outweigh its negative impacts.
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