Cal Newport is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University and the author of five self-improvement books.
What Mr. Newport says about his work Deep Work,”In Deep Work, the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he celebrates the power of its opposite: the ability to focus intensely on cognitively demanding tasks; a skill he calls “deep work.”
Deep Work is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.”
“Clarity about what matters provides clarity about what does not.”
When I was reading this book, this specific quote caught my eye due to its ability to be applied to every aspect of life instead of of work or your career like most of the quotes and passages within the book. My take away from this quote was that you may dive into doing something believing it’s what you’re meant to do then, at some point you find that to be true and continuously do it. But at some point you might realize there is something else that you feel you need to be doing and at that point it’s clear what you want to do and what is important to you. From this point forward your focus and efforts are all dedicated to what is clearly important to you!