The 4DX framework of execution

This depiction of the 4DX Framework is taken form Book - Deep Work.. 3 Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted WorldBook - Deep Work.. 3 Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

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author: Cal Newport
title: Deep Work: rules for focused success in a distracted world




instead of the source material. (update this if we ever read the source material)

The basic principle that this framework builds on, is that execution is harder than planning. It outlines 4 principles that will make execution easier

  1. Focus on the Wildly important
    1. Instead of saying 'no' to unimportant stuff, say 'yes' to important stuffInstead of saying 'no' to unimportant stuff, say 'yes' to important stuff
      [[Book - Deep Work.. 3 Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World]] presents a quote by David Brooks:

      "If you want to win the war for attention, don’t try to say ‘no’ to the trivial distracti...
    2. Doing everything at once does not work
  2. Act on the Lead Measures
    1. Lead Measures (focus on input) vs Lag Measures (focus on output) can be their own card, especially when integrating this into system vs goal orientation
  3. Keep a Compelling Scoreboard
    1. "People play different when they are keeping score"
  4. Create a Cadence of Accountability