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Deep Work or Deep Trouble

your ‘deep work’ really deep?

I know that this is one of the ‘in’ things among the success-oriented people out there.


maybe it’s just me.
I have an interest-based nervous system.
Sitting down to concentrate on something that is supposed to be necessary and interesting for a scheduled 2–4 hours is my idea of Hell. (possibly why I did poorly in school.)

I’m not saying that it’s not ‘important’, but dry facts and routines are the devils' pitchfork.
And, if I have an idea that moves me during my ‘leisure time’, should I put off doing anything til my next scheduled work time? I’m going to be driving myself crazy(er).

I obviously find this to be a troubling thing.
I am impulsive, but hyperfocused if interested.
I am creative but creating is spontaneous not scheduled. (possibly more like a full-term pregnancy in which the idea can come to fruition at any time,)
I read as the spirit strikes me and am undistractible when interested. I work the same way.
My mind doesn’t stop taking in and turning around information.

If deep work works for you, that is good. But don’t expect us all to flourish with it.

Just sayin’…

Dana Sanford ~ 1/18/2019

Poet. Philosopher. A sense of Humor. 60 years ago I rode the winds at the top of a tall cottonwood. Buy me a coffee @

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