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Clarity about what matters provides clarity about what does not.” “Who you are, what you think, feel, and do, what you love—is the sum of what you focus on.

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The Rules Of Deep Work

“Now that you know how valuable deep work is for productivity, you will have realized that knowledge is not the hard part. Rather it is doing. Because humans are naturally attracted to distractions, we suck at multitasking. The following rules will teach you how to incorporate deep work in your life:

• Work deeply

• Embrace boredom

• Quit social media

• Drain the shallows"

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Deep Work: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate.”
Shallow Work: Noncognitively demanding, logistical-style tasks, often performed while distracted. These efforts tend to not create much new value in the world and are easy to replicate.”

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Deep Work

by Cal Newport

Introduction: Deep Work Defined

1. Deep Work

  • Performing activities in a state of distraction-free concentration that pushes your cognitive capabilities to their limit.
  • These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate.
  • Psychologists used to refer to deep work as “being in the flow."
  • Requires long periods of uninterrupted thinking.

2. Shallow Work

  • Non-cognitively demanding, logistical-style tasks, often performed while distracted
  • Tend not to create much new value in the world and are easy to replicate.

Deep work is the type of effort that is needed to stand out in a cognitively demanding field.

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Deep Work

by Cal Newport