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Why deep work?

Why deep work?

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

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

Put another way, the type of work that optimizes your performance is Deep Work.

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Importance of Deep Work

In the future, work that requires repetition will be replaced by machines.

Only 3 types of people will survive. These are following:

1. People who can learn hard things fast.

2. People who are best at their work or are producing high quality work.

3. People who have capital for investing in future technologies.

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Professional activities performed in a state of distraction free concentration that push your cognitive abilities to their limits. These efforts create a new value, improve your skill and hard to replicate.

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Men of genius themselves produced great work only when did the work deeply.

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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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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 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 while distracted most of the time. They don't bring much new value in the world and are easy to duplicate.

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