“Well done, is well said.” — Anthony Liccione, poet and author Cal Newport’s recent book, Deep Work, distinguishes “deep work” from “shallow work.” Here’s the difference: Deep work is: Rare High value And non-replicable (i.e., not easy to copy/outsource) Shallow work is: Common Low value Replicable (i.e., anyone can do it) Talking is shallow. Anyone can do […]
Ordinary people seek entertainment. Extraordinary people seek education and learning. When you want to become the best at what you do, you never stop learning. You never stop improving and honing your skills and knowledge. Your unparalleled preparation is what gives you power. No one else is willing to pay the price you’ve paid.
Most people stay close to the ground, where it’s safe. If they fall, it won’t hurt that bad. But when you choose to fly high, the fall may kill you. And you’re OK with that. To you, there is no ceiling and there is no floor. It’s all in your head. If something goes wrong—if […]
Most people can handle pressure in small doses. But when left to their own devices, they let off the pressure and relax. Not you. You never take the pressure off yourself. Instead, you continuously turn-up the pressure. It’s what keeps you alert and active.