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Shallow and Deep Work

  • Shallow work is all of the routine activities that accompany work, but don't require skill or concentration, such as answering emails, attending meetings, or paperwork.
  • Deep work is what you're paid for. It's a hard-to-do, attention-demanding activity. Those who can spend long periods of time engaged in deep work get to do truly meaningful things.

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The Difficulty of Depth

The Difficulty of Depth

  • Quantity: We don't do enough deep work. Shallow work seems more urgent and is easier to pay attention to.
  • Quality: We don't do deep work for long enough. To be effective, we need large, uninterrupted chunks of time.

We may intend to g...

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The Problem Of Focus In Work

We all have good intentions about getting work done, but we rarely stick to them. Instead, we allow distractions to use up our time until there is nothing left.

We need to choose what is worth paying attention to. A system of focus will help you to keep track of deep work....

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How To Consistently Do Deep Work

The system to perform your best work is simply to continuously track your deep work hours. Keeping this record can be an eye-opener to how you spend your time. You may find that only a quarter of your available working hours are spent on deep tasks.

  • Note the ...

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Deep work vs. Shallow work

Deep work vs. Shallow work

  • Deep work: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. Creates value.
  • Shallow work: Noncognitively demanding, logistical-style tasks, often performed while distracted. Doesn't creat...

Deep Work And Shallow Work

Deep Work And Shallow Work

  • Deep work means those professional tasks that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit done in concentration mode (no distractions)
  • Shallow work relates to the tasks that do not require much cognitive work (logistical-style tasks) performed ...

What Is Deep Work?

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:...

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