The ability to concentrate intensely is a skill that must be trained

This is a claim directly taken from 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




. People always claim that they "can really concentrate when they have to", but experience tells us that this really is a gross misjudgment. They just cannot do it (Which is really not their fault, as there are just too many distractions today).

According to Newport, this ability can be trained and involves both resisting distractions and focusing on the task at hand.

Deep WorkDeep Work
Deep Work: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit.

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in itself is rewarding, as Deep work is an effort that creates new value, improves your skills and is hard to replicateDeep work is an effort that creates new value, improves your skills and is hard to replicate

These are the three properties that Cal Newport uses to define "Deep WorkDeep Work
Deep Work: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit.

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" in [[Book - Deep Work.. 3 Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World]]
Newport argues that this mode of work...
, but if you look at the general state of society, being able to do Deep WorkDeep Work
Deep Work: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit.

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gives you an insane relative advantage over your distracted peers.