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Focus and Deep Work — Your Secret Weapons to Becoming a 10X Developer

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Code is Art

Programming is very much a creative pursuit. You’re creating something out of nothing, not with paint or words, but with code. 

If you have any desire to produce at a high level, then you have to practice. You can get a lot better, in less time, if you make your practice mo...

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This ability is not a natural gift. You aren’t born with it and it’s not something you can “turn on.” It’s a skill that you can, and must, practice and train.

There are more open developer jobs than there are qualified developers to fill them

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The first thing to realize is that learning to focus isn’t easy. You’re not going to be able to start producing novels of quality code from the start. Especially if you’ve never dealt with the reality of how easily distracted you are. 

Learning to focus requires pra...

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Just because you’re doing something doesn’t mean it’s worth doing. You need to figure out what’s important and what’s not.

 If you’re going to spend the time learning how to focus, then do it on something that has a high return for the effort involved.

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  • Removing distraction is the foundation of focused, deep work.
  • Work for a 25-minute block (a Pomodoro) and then take a 5 minutes break.  

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