Yesterday we talked about how distraction free effort (Deep Work) is both valuable and rare today.
Deep work, writes Cal Newport, "is necessary to wring every last drop of value out of your current intellectual capacity. We now know from decades of research in both psychology and neuroscience that the state of mental strain that accompanies deep work is also necessary to improve your abilities."
- Deep work: Distraction-free concentration which
- Stretches your cognitive capabilities to their limit
- Creates new value.
- Improves your skill and abilities (that is helps you grow).
And the products of this type of work are hard to replicate (in other words Deep Work is creative and makes an original contribution).
Make no mistake. The ability to focus and concentrate is becoming rare and therefore more valuable. This is what is going to matter in the days and years to come. Whether or not we can focus on the task at hand and make a meaningful contribution.
I would say worth working at this, right?