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Deep Work

Being able to perform any type of professional activity with a focus that is unable to be penetrated by any type of distraction is deep work. This habit helps push our cognitive capabilities to their own limits into which improves our skills and adds value to ourselves.

Having periods of long-focus allows us to focus less on the pressure of time and more on what we produce in that time. By finishing what is needed, we have more time to ourselves and it is easier to see our priorities.

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To learn hard things quickly, you must focus intensely without distraction. To learn, in other words is an act of Deep work.

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