Many of the world’s most famous creatives share a productivity secret: Jhumpa Lahiri, Jonathan Franzen and Quentin Tarantino all take extortionate measures to safeguard their focus and train themselves to be indistractable. By creating a “precommitment pact,” you, too, can protect your focus, allowing you to concentrate wholly on the task at hand. Author and lecturer Nir Eyal investigates the phenomenon of the precommitment pact and its pledge to rivet your attention.
About the Author
Writer Nir Eyal focuses on the intersection of technology, psychology and business. His books include Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.
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11 months ago
Interruptions derail your workday – 23 minutes at a time. Twenty-three minutes. That’s how long it takes on average to regain your focus after an interruption. The finding, which is based on a study conducted at the University of California, Irvine, is not a trivial matter. It has huge implications for productivity – and your […]