Why do you have to accept boredom and learn to do a hard things

Last Update 23 February 2016

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It’s not about sex tonight …

It’s not about some cool trick that will instantly change the way you study. It’s not that he’s hacking your dream. This is not because of a small change that will lead to productivity growth …

It’s not about one of those … and yet it’s about.

Today’s post explores a few central concepts from the new book of Cal Newport.

I’m talking about.

” Deep work: A professional activity performed in a distraction state is a free concentration that defies your cognitive abilities to their limit. These efforts create a new meaning, improve your skills and reproduce (3) ..

Newport argues that the deep work that has been applied correctly can be the difference between a mediocative career and an outstanding, frustrating life.

The central value for deep work is two key skills:

Come, as I (I hope) will convince you that we will all be better off if we do more difficult work and miss more …

When was the last time you were … more than a few seconds? To be honest, it’s probably been a while since I’ve got one. It sounds like a great case at first. Scuka is something stupid, a symptom of … right?Well, maybe not. I thought so, but after reading it.For some, boring isn’t sexy. In a culture that idiosizes glamour and sexuality, boredom is an enemy. What’s the matter, nothing to do and do nothing? To fight the boredus, we came up with all possible distractions. Whether it is social media (what “Newport” refers to as “networking tools”), “edutainment” sites like BuzzFeed or Reddit, the latest usual phone games or good old Netflix, this is actually a challenge for most of us is boring ..

Constantly fleeing from boredom, for example, checking your phone while waiting in line at the grocery store, actually rehangs your brain … and not for the better. Newport cited studies by Stanford Professor Clifford Nassa, who studied the effect of the constant focus on the use of the Internet ..

His findings were as follows:

” People who are multitasking all the time cannot filter out the irrelevance. They cannot manage the work memory. They’re chronically distracted. They initiate much larger parts of their brain that have nothing to do with the task … they are rather heavily fused. “ (157) ..

Here in CIG, we talked a lot in the past about how important it is.

As Newport explains, this is no different from sports results:

“In many ways, as athletes must take care of their bodies outside of their training sessions, you will fight to achieve the deepest levels of concentration if you spend the rest of your time escaping the slightest hint of boredom.” (157) ..

When we understand that we need to learn well.

I would also add another benefit from the boredme that I found in my life: boredme makes you learn to be alone with your own thoughts. Sometimes it can be frightening. Most of it.

As with many other prediles, there is usually a certain reason that runs deeper than just habitual/chemical thirst …

As soon as you have started to distract and train yourself to focus deep, you can turn to real work:

Kulturo, I think, our attitude to difficult things is very similar to our attitude to boreder. It’s hard to do something. Especially in a world where the complex tasks facing my monetre are easy (when you last checked the weather with a barometer or did your own clothing?), occupying something hard, rather romantic …

But, unlike boreders, cultural attitudes towards difficult things are somewhat more complex. Theoretically, people are welcoming calls. It’s all in the rhetoric about fitness, for instance. Lozungi, like “push off your limits” and “feel the burn”-everywhere. But how often do people really take these slogans into their hearts and really challenge themselves at the gym? You should look no further than last year’s failed New Year weight loss for the answer …

In fact, do difficult things (and do them.

“Our culture of work has shifted to a shallow one (or do you think it is good or bad)-exposing the enormous economic and personal opportunity for those few who recognize the potential of resistance to this trend and prioritising depth” (8) ..

Newport looks at technological advances that will shape the future, and predicts that those who will not learn to do high costs will find it difficult to reproduce tasks irrelevant … or at least poorly paid:.

” To remain valuable in our economy, it is necessary to master the art of quickly learning complicated things. This task requires in-depth work. If you do not cultivating this ability, you are likely to be off as the technology is developed. “ (13) ..

It encapsulates this difference between skill levels with an example of a technology that is too familiar to most of us:

” These rewards are not reserved for those who are comfortable using Facebook (a deep task, easy to reproduce), but instead for those who are comfortable building innovative distributed systems that launch the service (it is difficult to reproduce a deep task). Deep work is so important that we could consider it, use the wording of Eric Barker’s business writer, “the super-Powers of the 21st century” (14) ..

If your work includes tasks or skills that are easily automated or outsourced, you can easily go along the way of many American factory workers and find themselves out of work ..

Don’t panic. You’re a college reader. You’re still ahead of yourself. If you learn to cultivate deep, it is hard to reproduce skills, you will not just survive-you will prosper …

And it turns out that working on hard things is not just professionally profitable-it also performs personally …

“People seem to be at best when they are deeply immersing in something difficult” (84) …

Many discontent, Newport claims, is based on the deranging switch between the deep tasks, something that is too often a large number of today’s knowledge workers. When you changed your mind to focus on something that stretched your mind, you would experience the opposite:

The long-term, long-running job also leads to the elusive state of the thread, that people are often described as “losing themselves in their work.” Those of you who experienced it know how magical and refreshing, and, according to Newport, a deep focus on difficult tasks is the best way to achieve this:.

“The best moments usually arise when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in voluntary efforts to achieve something difficult and standing” (84) ..

Next time you think, “What should I do today?” I would suggest you try something hard. It could save your career … and your health …

Since I only recently learned about deep work, I’m still experimenting with how to practice it. As a writer, I definitely see the value of deep work to honor my craft, but as with many boners, the deep work of fun to imagine, but it is difficult to implement …

I begin, however, through a few changes to the timetable and production environment:

  • Limiting the use of the Internet and spending free time on reading, creating or hanging with other people …
  • Use of automated tools of type
  • In order to do a deep job this morning, I had to prioritize and go to bed in a reasonable time. Again, I use Freedom to help me with this by installing it to disable the entire view on the Internet after 11pm (the time I make to be ready for bed in the night) ..
  • How did it go so far? Of course, I wasn’t exactly as consistent as I thought. In the first week I tried to build a habit of deep work, I discovered that it was too late to get up when I was planning. Understanding this, I have added new rules to Freedom to limit my ability to stay late on the Internet …

    I’ve spent so many years trying to get away from the boredness, that a deep labor habit won’t happen in the same way. Although I’m convinced it’s a valuable habit of building …

    “The key is not to avoid, or even to reduce, the total amount of time you spend on distracting behavior, and instead giving yourself a lot of opportunities throughout your evening to counter the diversion of these distractions at the slightest hint of boredest.” (165) …

    Convicted in the value of cultivating deep focus and encouraging boredic? You want to try and make it a part of your life?Here are some of the things you can start:

    Just don’t despair. It’s not just things (if you’re doing it right) ..

    “I will live purposefulness because it is the best view” (82) ..

    -Winifred Gallagher, who’s in.

    I would hope that you will now realize that understanding of boredals and studying how to do difficult things are not just worthy goals-they are necessary for professional success and personal satisfaction. I’m warning you, these are not popular ideas, and they might be fun to live. Bring it as a sign that you are on the right path …

    This article covers only a few dozen valuable concepts in Newport. I encourage you to read the whole book with more wisdom and advice …

    So, what do you think of deep work? Have you tried that in your life?

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