I just finished reading Cal Newport's Deep Work and I have a new commitment to improvement.
This book, more than anything else I've read, highlighted not only how prone to distraction I am, but also how harmful that is to my personal and professional growth.
For a while now I have felt a little "lost". Nothing major but a feeling that I should be "better" at "stuff". This book explained to me why I felt like this and gave me ways to fix it.
This quote really hit home for me:
...efforts to deepen your focus will struggle if you don't simultaneously wean your mind from a dependence on distraction...
Key components of doing more Deep Work:
I am going to start by:
It will take some time, probably over a month, to train my brain to not crave those distractions, but I will do this and get more productive.
We live in a world of scarce understanding and abundant information. We complain that we never have any free time yet we seek distraction.
I constantly have to remind myself to slow down and be bored.