What’s the difference between hard work and smart work?
In today’s time, should people aim for hard work or should we choose smart work? There is no denying that people need to work hard to create a foundation for great achievements. However, if we choose to work smart, we can do the same amount of work faster and efficiently.
The difference between hard work and smart work is based on how we approach our task. Hard work would mean spending long hours to complete our work without any shortcuts. It definitely ensures results but the process is long and stressful. Smart work would be aiming for the same results but with planning and prioritization of tasks.
There are people who think that hard work is the first step towards smart work. Because through hard work, we gain experience; it helps us discover many new things. This experience enables us to think smartly to solve a critical problem and achieve success. True, right?
But Smart work is the fruit of hard work. And to master the qualities of smart work, one needs to work really hard. Also true.
So what should we aim for? At the end of the day, either you choose smart or hard work, it will always depend on the amount of effort and consistency that we give in every task that we are given.
We cannot compare our achievement to anybody’s achievement because we all have different destinations, what’s important is how our journey made and mold us to be a successful person.