No doubt, we are living in a world of distractions. Because of these things, we had lost the skill of doing deep work. In this article ,we share complete Deep work Book Summary -Cal Newport.
It’s a book that help in increasing productivity of individual in every day life. It is written by Cal Newport back in 2016 who’s a computer science expert ,as well as working as professor in American university. He already wrote around 7 self help books .
DEEP WORK BOOK SUMMARY -CAL NEWPORT
Before discussing points I learned from book, we know about term deep work. A good book on enhancing focus and concentration. You can check same books.
coming to topic:
WHAT IS DEEP WORK?
Deep work defines the process when we immerse deeply in our work ,leaving all the distractions on side, just focusing on our task single mindedly.
Writer believes this thing is reduced in our society these days and he had many reasons .We discuss them ahead in our blog.
He also discuss another impactful term called shallow work.
WHAT IS SHALLOW WORK?
This means giving less focus on our task .Its completely opposite term to deep work.
I have to complete assignment, I am preparing it but then someone calls me ,I left it incomplete and go out .This is called shallow work as i didn’t give my full attention to my task that was mandatory.
DEEP WORK HYPOTHESIS
Author also describes deep work hypothesis in book. According to him ,it’s the key for those who want success in life. Many entrepreneurs even applied this rule and they got favor- able results.
”we should try work deeply rather than wasting time on worthless things”
Everything that is done by heart and full focus ,it has another position and it bring changes.
Michel Angelo who was a famous sculpture. He once worked for many days .When he finished his task, his socks were not getting out of feet and they got lil bit injured. Although ,this was harsh for him but this thing unveil statue of David that’s famous and is in Florence .
This gives a lesson how doing this type of work impact life.
TYPES OF DEEP WORK
Author also discussed further types of deep work .They are :
It means doing work in loneliness and cutting connection from world. This was mostly done by Sufis in the past .
Bill gates even back in 70s lived in a jungle and focused on his ideas as this was a part of his working deeply .Everyone knows what this exercise brings to the world .
This type is doing work with full focus while maintaining other activities in life.
Go out to park for some hours and working on ideas while never cutting link from the world .
In this type of deep work, a specific time of day is settled out for doing work.
I say I have to read books 2 hours before sleep everyday .Now ,I have settled this ritual and this type of work is rhythmic deep work.
I think most of us even try to do this and it’s easy for us. This type is all about doing your work whenever we find time.
I am in office and I got some free time, now in this free time i starting doing some work .This type of work is journalistic deep work .
- Writer discussed in book how the world is changing and competition is increasing day by day.
He give his idea on this thing and who can become successful in upcoming future.
DEEP WORK AND THE FUTURE FATE
In this part of book deep work ,Cal believes that world is changing and three type of individuals can become successful in future. They are:
This means those who are doing well in IT.
They have creative minds plus money and they rulin’ the world.
you must be thinking who are the third ones?
Any one who’s not in IT as well as not a businessman, he can be successful in future if he do deep work in his occupation.
The best example is scientists. They work deeply for years and changes the world in every field.
You can learn lesson from life of Alexander Flaming who discovered Penicillin and tackles the disease many got back in 1930s.
HOW TO DEVELOP DEEP WORK HABIT?
Seconds part of book focus on this question how one can develop deep work habit, how it brings outcomes ,what it’s worth ?
‘‘working smart 10 minutes is ahead better than doing work for hours of no worth”
What are the four rules of deep work?
Writer shared 4 core rules or I say points one must abide if want to be more productive. They are:
DO DEEP WORK
Its like working deeply meaning we should do the things that are in front of us. We have to give full focus to things that needs attention.
How do do it?
For doing this type of work, we should know these things.
- what’s my task ?
- What’s worth of my task?
- How I should do my work?
By answering such questions, we can probably do deep work.
- Harry Potter series writer J.K.ROWLING she was rejected multiple times but she worked deeply and now everyone know her.
Another example is of Elon Musk who completed his dream of space X and is still working on his aims.
MAKE BOREDOM FUN
This term is used by writer like “embrace “boredom . Whenever we feel bore what we do? probably opening social media, isn’t true?
Writer advice us to get rid of these distractions like mobile phones etc in boredom and try do do something productive or enjoy this boredom as it signal mind to do something productive.
When you feel bore instead of opening social media ,open a book, do mediation as these things help mind as well as body .Its like the dopamine pathway .
I used term dopamine pathway ,it means whenever we do something our mind release pleasing transmitter known as dopamine. Try to follow the habits where it’s release create a good impact .
As I went through reviews of book, I noticed some people are not in harmony with this point of book .Why we should leave internet?
Indeed social media has plenty of benefits .This point is not leaving everything it’s like try to restrain using mobile when working as this things diminish focus.
REDUCE SHALLOW TASK
This postulate tells us to do the things that are important first with full focus. This things enhances productivity and eliminate procrastination. Try to say no to small tasks that can be completable easily and do the big ones with attention .
- We can learn more why to do important tasks first in a book “Eat that Frog”. You can check summary .
LESSON FROM DEEP WORK BOOK
- Set rituals that gives results
- Prioritize your work
- Fight the distractions
- Find out loneliness and work on yourself
- follow good habits
CONCLUSION:DEEP WORK BOOK REVIEW
This was all about Deep work Book Summary- Cal Newport .In a nut shell ,I’ll gonna say this book surely helps those who are looking how to to perform tasks with full focus .It’s for the ones who want more in lil bit of time.
This book teaches on how one can avoid distractions to increase output .The writing style is simple for readers.
- Another thing I love about this book is it’s a dual book ,motivational and grooming book at once.
- Writer provides examples of well known individuals in book that’s motivational .