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Cal Newport on Deep Work

What I learned from Cal Newport about Deep Work
Cal Newport on Deep Work

Welcome to Make Daily! This episode contains an idea, reflection, and a simple action you can take on your creative project today.

The world is noisy and your dreams deserve attention. Use this minute to shift your focus back to what you want to get done today.

Idea 💡

“Distraction remains a destroyer of depth.” ― Cal Newport

Reflection 🤔

When was the last time you worked on your project for 20 minutes without distraction or interruption?

Distracted work is either shallow or late. Deep work is efficient and high quality.

Finding the time and space for focused work is the biggest challenge a modern creator faces. How can you build a practice of deep work?

Action ✅

Work on your project without interruption for 20 minutes. (Set a timer for help)

Deeper Dive 🌊

If you want to learn more about Deep Work, here is Cal explaining the philosophy. (Jump ahead to 1:55 to get to the point)

About the creator 👤


Cal Newport, Ph.D., is a writer and an assistant professor of computer science at Georgetown University. He is the author of Deep Work, Digital Minimalism, and has a successful podcast called Deep Questions.

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