Deep Work

By Cal Newport (2016)

Ironically, jobs are actually easier to enjoy than free time, because like flow activities they have built-in goals, feedback rules, and challenges, all of which encourage one to become involved in one’s work, to concentrate and lose oneself in it.

[Great creative minds] think like artists but work like accountants.

My Notes

High performance benefits you financially and is very satisfying professionally and personally. It requires:

For both of these: deep focus.

Deep work requires levels of concentration well beyond where most knowledge workers are comfortable.