Jack Cheng

Jack Cheng is a New York-based writer and designer. He co-founded Steepster and maintains a personal blog at, where he writes about battling distraction and mustering up the self-discipline to do fulfilling creative work in modern times.

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Habit Fields

We have the power to bestow our abilities onto the things around us. By being conscious of our tools, habits, and spaces, and actively conditioning them to help us behave the way we want to behave, maybe we can more efficiently tap into the thousands of hours of creative genius embedded in our everyday objects. Maybe we’ll be able to maximize the capabilities that new technologies afford us without being overwhelmed by the distractions. And, just maybe, we’ll remember what it feels like to be utterly engrossed in our daily work.