I was listening to Deep Work by Professor Cal Newport on Blinkist, I thoroughly recommend both the App and book. Blinkist is a book-summarising subscription service providing summaries of over 3,000 bestselling non-fiction books, 15-minute reads, otherwise known as Blinks.
In short he argues that there three types of people who will survive and prosper. Owners of/access to capital, those who work with intelligent tech and my personal fav Superstars in their field. Superstars master hard things and produce at an elite level. That’s the 5hit I’m talking about. Professor Newport believes this is attained by way of cultivating a deep work ethic.
Being busy is different to being productive. Unfocused work is the worst form of laziness. If you’re doing 5hit and haven’t done 5hit you may as well not do 5hit. It’s a bit rich me talking about Deep Work when I’m referring to the Blinkist as oppose to having read the book itself, it inspired me nonetheless. Key takeaways, focus on the wildly important and practice rigorous accountability. Works for me.