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The Balance Between Working Hard and Working Smart

  • Emily Rice

Emily Rice

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The Balance Between Working Hard and Working Smart

You know you need to get work done. It’s piling up, but you just don’t know where to start!

Should you work smarter or should you work harder?

The answer is both.

There is a correlation between working hard and working smart.

When working smart, people are often guided by their goals and plans to get the job done. They feel motivated to focus on the things that matter most.

Comparatively, working hard tells us to act and to implement a solution. On occasion, people push through setbacks, discouragement, and failure.

However, when circumstances get tough and we feel the pressure upon us, we revert to our bad habits.

It’s so easy to feel unmotivated to do certain tasks.

And it’s so easy to make an excuse not to do something.

So, how do you get back on track?

If you’re waiting for a specific time to start, there’s never a perfect time.

Start somewhere.

Don’t dwell on the task in front of you, just do the work.

Break up tasks into attainable goals.

Take on tasks as they need to get done.

Hard work is a process, it takes time.

You can’t work hard without having desires and goals.

Working smart is exponential, it will grow.

You can’t work smart without taking risks.

Will Durant said, “we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

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