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Deep Work by Mind Map: Deep Work
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Deep Work


Jung's Bollingen Tower

Deep Work: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate.

Shallow Work: Noncognitively demanding, logistical-style tasks, often performed while distracted. These efforts tend not to create much new value in the world and are easy to replicate.

The Deep Work Hypothesis: The ability to perform deep work is becoming increasingly rare at exactly the same time it is becoming increasingly valuable in our economy. As a consequence, the few who cultivate this skill, and then make it the core of their working life, will thrive..

PART 2: The Rules

Rule #1 Work Deeply

Rule #2 Embrace Boredom

Rule #3 Quit Social Media

Rule #4 Drain the Shallows

PART 1: The Idea

Deep Work Is Valuable

Deep Work Is Rare

Deep Work Is Meaningful


A commitment to deep work is not a moral stance and it’s not a philosophical statement—it is instead a pragmatic recognition that the ability to concentrate is a skill that gets valuable things done.

Deep work is way more powerful than most people understand.

The deep life, of course, is not for everybody. It requires hard work and drastic changes to your habits.