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"The key to developing a deep work habit is to move beyond good intentions and add routines and rituals to your working life designed to minimize the amount of your limited willpower necessary to transition into and maintain a state of unbroken concentration."
The 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.
... is all about taking your existing time spent working and concentrating it to make the most out of it.
But it’s not that you have to do more things in less time. Instead, it’s about getting more out of the tasks you normally do by reducing distractions. Deep Work is...
If you want to find time for your deep work, close all your distractions—email, Slack, phone, internet connection—and work until you’re done. Then reconnect to the world.
The strategy is effective for the simple reason that you’re forcing yourself to do your work — you give...
A process of performing “professional 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.” - Cal Newport
Historically, psychologists used to refe...
...is the first element of deep work.
That means you won’t have the mental discipline to stay concentrated on a single task unless you prepare your mind and environment to it.
But instead of denying their use completely, use the “Craftsman Approach to Tool Selection.” This means that you copy the way craftsman pick tools: they use the ones with positive impacts that outweigh the negative impacts if you are a Facebook Ads marketer, use Facebook. If you h...
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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.
What matters most is often the hardest to track. We then measure things we don't care about with the hope that it will give some clarity. The solution:
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