Study skills author Cal Newport set goals to (1) become a professor by the age of 30, and (2) become tenured by age 35. He attributes his success in meeting both those goals to one skill. In fact, it’s the same skill he claims also got him into Dartmouth. And best of all, it’s available to any student, with any GPA. Newport calls it deep work, and he even wrote a book about it.
Turn off the distractions. Set aside quiet, uninterrupted time. And focus on doing difficult, important work.
If the return on that investment meant you’d get more done with more success in less time, why not give it a try?