Deep work refers to distraction-free, high concentration work that improves your skills- creates a lot of value in little time, and is very hard to replicate.
The 4 rules of Deep Work Rule #1: Work Deeply Rule #2: Embrace Boredom Rule #3: Quit Social Media/Distractions Rule #4: Drain the Shallows Other Important takeaways from the book Focusing on one important task at a time- that’ll advance your position is true and pure deep work. Deep work is a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. You lose the sense of time when you’re working on engaging things. Deep work leads to quick happiness and advances. If you don’t produce, you won’t thrive- no matter how skilled or talented you are. When you switch from some Task A to another Task B, your attention doesn’t immediately follow—a residue of your attention remains stuck thinking about the original task. This residue gets especially thick if your work on Task A was unbounded and of low intensity, before you switched, but even if you finish Task A before moving on, your attention remains divided for a while Clarity about what matters provides clarity about what does not. Deep work training must involve two goals: improving your ability to concentrate intensely and overcoming your desire for distraction. We spend much of our day on autopilot—not giving much thought to what we’re doing with our time. The differences between expert performers and normal adults reflect a life-long period of deliberate effort to improve performance in a specific domain.