The future will be owned by the focused.
In our modern times it’s almost impossible to find someone who can focus for more than a few minutes at a time.
And it’s getting worse.
The average attention span is now down to being measured in seconds, not minutes.
So, here’s what will happen.
The future will be created by those who can focus. Those who can’t will keep consuming what the focused create.
Which side do you prefer to be on?
If it’s the creator side, keep reading.
Deep work blocks
No way around it. You have to train yourself to sit down and do the work.
If you have a lot of trouble start small.
Set a timer for 10 minutes and do nothing but your work until it goes off.
Keep bumping it up until you get to 45 minutes. Then do three or four 45 minute work blocks in a row.
I set aside 6–9 every morning to do my blocks.
Walk it out
Every 45 minutes or so, I take a walk or stretch.
High value work is hard on the mind and body.
Regular breaks keep you going while minimizing the risk of burnout.
Block out an hour to respond to all your morning emails, do it again in the afternoon.
Batch together any calls you need to make.
Let your brain focus on similar tasks at one time. It keeps you efficient and allows your brain to work optimally.
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