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5 Best Books on Avoiding Distraction and Become More Focused

66% of employees never talk about their distractions and are not able to focus on their work to the manager, A study by Udemy in 2018.

I think still people getting distracted in their work and they are not able to find the solution for it.

Because of that reason, 54% aren’t performing well in their work, 50% of them are less productive and 20% aren’t able to achieve higher potential in their career.

Getting distracted is a normal thing, but you have to know what should you do to not get distracted again and again.

Lots of books are published on distraction and need one or a few not all.

I have listed 6 books that will help you to become productive without getting distracted and work to your full potential and effort.

If you aren’t able to read or start reading books, here are some book reading tips that will help you to get started reading.

Let’s start.

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

The one thing book cover
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The book discusses the concept of getting your single most important thing done in focus. You are often distracted doing so many things at a time. So the Books try to portray—how you can achieve a lot more by doing one thing.

I have recommended this book the previous year also where I told about other 52 books to read.

Here is Quote From The Book📕

Success demands singleness of purpose.

You need to be doing fewer things for more effect instead of doing more things with side effects.

It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world.

Passion for something leads to disproportionate time practicing or working at it. That time spent eventually translates to skill, and when skill improves, results improve. Better results generally lead to more enjoyment, and more passion and more time is invested. It can be a virtuous cycle all the way to extraordinary results.

The ONE Thing shows up time and again in the lives of the successful because it’s a fundamental truth.

More than anything else, expertise tracks with hours invested.

The pursuit of mastery bears gifts.

When people look back on their lives, it is the things they have not done that generate the greatest regret…People’s actions may be troublesome initially; it is their inactions that plague them most with long-term feelings of regret.

Make sure every day you do what matters most. When you know what matters most, everything makes sense. When you don’t know what matters most, anything makes sense.

The One Thing Book

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

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Deep work is the concept of doing a single work with a single focused mind. Cal Newport, the author of the book introduced us to the concept of “Deep work” in this book.

If you want to learn about how you can work with maximum focus then you should give it a read.

Here is Quote From The Book📕

“Deep work” is focused, uninterrupted, undistracted work on a task that pushes your cognitive abilities to their limit.

Excerpt From Deep Work Book

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

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Nir Eyal, the author of the book, speaks about the psychology behind Distraction and how you can survive in a distracted world. This book helps you to design your time that supports your Distraction free work.

Here is Quote From The Book📕

Being indistractable means striving to do what you say you will do. Indistractable people are as honest with themselves as they are with others. If you care about your work, your family, and your physical and mental well-being, you must learn how to become indistractable

Excerpt From Indistractable Book

Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction

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Chris Biley, the author, described two main types of focus in the book. One is Hyperfocus —the concentration mode where you have Razer focus on a single thing and the other is Scatter focus —the creative mode and how you can combine those two to become productive.

Here is Quote From The Book📕

We are what we pay attention to, and almost nothing influences our productivity and creativity as much as the information we’ve consumed in the past.

Excerpt From Hyperfocus Book

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

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Greg McKeown, CEO of a Leadership and Strategy agency that runs courses on Apple, Facebook, and Google, shows you in the book how you can choose what you want to do and what is essential and the most important thing you want to do.

This book also tells you the one thing you need for in next level.

Here is Quote From The Book📕

Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it’s about how to get the right things done. It doesn’t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time and energy in order to operate at our highest point of contribution by doing only what is essential.

Excerpt From Essentialism Book

Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day

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The book has a 4-step system for concentrating on your work, becoming focused, and enjoying and getting the most out of it. This book also try to tell you how you can get focused on your work.

Here is Quote From The Book📕

Shifting your focus to something that your mind perceives as a doable, completable task will create a real increase in positive energy, direction, and motivation.

Excerpt From Make Time Book

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This is the list of 6 books that would consider if I want to consider my work and get focused on the work. If you want to read one book then I would tell read “Deep work”, the concept in the book is the most important productivity hack you get for your work.

Here are all books with one world explanation.

  1. The one thing: Doing the One thing
  2. Deep work: Working on a Lazor focused mode
  3. Indistractable: Preparing yourself in the distracted world
  4. Hyperfocus: Focus on your work.
  5. Essentialism: Doing the essential work.
  6. Make time: Make time to work.