So, I tend to not just read one book at a time, but more like three. Not sure why it happens that way, but it just does. Most often I’m reading a book I have never read before and then I will pick another one I finished months ago and remember how good it was. Then I pick it up to find some nugget of gold and the next thing you know, I’m in.
One of those books that I keep going back to all the time is Steven Pressfield’s “The War of Art” and “Turning Pro.” I’m constantly going back to those books and re-reading chapters I’ve read numerous times.
One of the things he says is that “resistance” (what is holding you from starting and creating glorious work) loves distraction. It wants you to just scratch the surface and then move one. i.e. death scrolling on your phone – sound familiar.
The opposite of dabbling is going deep. Keeping your focus while knowing your end-goal. And maybe getting a little obsessed with your attention to detail in order to see it through to fruition.
I know I would benefit from it in my work.
What do you say? Let’s go deep!