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Working smart is always better than working hard

Posted On 2016-01-01

Working smart is always better than working hard

Smart work Vs. Hard work! Which is the better way of working? People are debating over this topic for years. The old saying ‘hard work gets ahead’, is true to some extent. But simply working hard doesn’t ensure success in long run. Or else people who work all through day and do two jobs would have been richer than a businessman who hardly puts five hours to work.


So, it might be possible that after working so hard you might not be successful completing all tasks effectively. Then what will you do?


This is where working smart can be of your assistance!


1. Why smart work is effective than hard work?


• With hard work, you can complete your tasks, but that won’t ensure that the completed task is unique and worth appreciating or recognition. For instance, a child may study for 10 hours for exam, but if he doesn’t know the right way to write answers, then he might not get expected results.


• Plus, when you work hard, you remain focused on the work you are doing and that results in developing wrong eating habits, lack of sleep and no rest at all. You work hard for one day and the next day you feel low with some health problem. How you are going to put yourself back in line?


• Mental stress, depression and excessive tension are some other problems faced by a person working hard for long hours. After few days you may start to hate your work which you loved before and life will be miserable.


• A very important reason why you should work smartly is because it allows you to explore more. You may work hard to hammer a nail onto wall, but it would smarter to drill it as it will save you more time! Do you still want to work day and night or working less in a smart way is your new mantra?


2. A smart example to help you!


Suppose a man has been assigned a task of cutting trees. He can do that in two ways, working hard and working smart. He can start early without losing time with a saw that isn’t very sharp and keep on cutting trees skillfully. He would probably have to work for hours without rest to make sure that the trees are cut.


Smart work on the other hand would be taking two or three sharp saws to ensure that the saw works faster and he could rest or complete work earlier.


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