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The Science of Deep Work: Why deliberate practice works?

The Science of Deep Work: Why deliberate practice works?

The neurological “success” aspect behind deliberate practice in any activity is myelin.

Myelin is a fatty tissue created by oligodendrocytes around neurons, acting like an insulator that allows neurons to fire faster and cleaner.

When you focus intensely, you trigger the same neural pathway again and again which triggers mylein formation- effectively cementing the same skill.

On the other hand, when you do shallow work with low concentration, you fire multiple neural circuits simultaneously and haphazardly, which leads to no value.

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Cal Newport

To produce at your peak level, you need to work for extended periods with full concentration on a single task free from distraction.

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The Chain method of productivity

The Chain Method that help you to concentrate on task with consistency.

The traditional way to do the Chain Method (given by Seinfeld) involves crossing off days in a calendar, preferably a big yearly one, each time you successfully complete your daily task or habit. The Seinfeld Method is a simple commitment device that can be used for initiating and maintaining any habit.

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Cal Newport

“What we choose to focus on and what we choose to ignore—plays in defining the quality of our life.”

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  • Identify daily activities in which you are physically occupied, but mentally available
  • Like walking, jogging, showering, brushing teeth, cleaning your home, etc.
  • While engaging in such activities, focus your attention on a specific problem you want to solve

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