What is the difference between hard work and smart work

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What is the difference between hard work and smart work

  1. 1. A lot of people work hard, but I prefer to work smart. As a top salesexecutive, I learned a long time ago that you can either waste yourtime working in the business or you can earn a nice living working onthe business. Dont get bogged down with paperwork and the busywork at the office. Spend the selling hours reaching out to newprospects and building relationships with existing clients. Manageyour territory. If you know youre going to be in a certain area on aTuesday, make sure you take care of all your business in thatparticular area that day. Dont waste time going back there again onThursday. Plan your day the night before. If you walk into the officeand arent sure what youre going to do that day, you wont be makingmuch money. People dont plan to fail. They fail to plan. Bruce Pompeani Advertising Consultant
  2. 2. Hard work may not be productive - just hard and endless.Smart work is hard work applied productively by preplanned, carefuldetermination of the best course by which to proceed before launchingthe effort. Kenneth Larson Retired Aerospace Contracts ManagerHard work is when we keep repeating the same old things in order tomake a difference in the results.Smart work is being able to discover and correct mistakes and keepworking at the resulting things in order to make a difference in theresults. Renjit Ebroo Coach: Organizational Behaviour and Entrepreneurship
  3. 3. Smart work is doing things that only bring about the desired end result.Hard work is the "conditioned belief" society has bought into...believing ifit isnt hard, back breaking, long hours, etc, it isnt work.The key is to only do work that brings about the desired result....thisrequires commitment to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes. Ramesh Kumar Corporate Trainer at tutorPaceIt is achieving the same results while working effectively by beingfocused and use your time wisely and effectively by setting properSMART goals and executing them and using body energy at the rightrhythm and knowing the work/balance effect Sahar Andrade, MB.BCh Diversity& Inclusion|Leadership training
  4. 4. For me hard work is about working a lot (many hours), beingfocused on the task and delivering the best we can. Smart work isabout creativity and innovation. Its having the ability to think outof the box in order to deliver better results than originallyplanned. I agree that the two are a fantastic combination. Sylvia Gautier Proactive Life Coach
  5. 5. Ive seen endless instances where people have spent hours and hours ontasks given to them; late evenings, all nighters. But when the way it isdone is incorrect, when the deadline has slipped, when the delivereditem is not as per specification, all this hard work results in nothing.Know what you are doing. We all get paid for results, not the number ofhours we put in Hussain Akbar CTO at Converge Technologies (Pvt) Ltd
  6. 6. This question reminds me something from the book Seven habits ofhighly successful people.In the 7th habit "Sharpen the saw", Covey gives the followingexample.A man is working really hard and cutting trees all day with anunsharp saw. The condition of the saw is that it does not help himcut even one small tree in a day. When asked why cant he sharpenthe saw his answer is "I am busy cutting the tree and I dont havetime to sharpen the saw". He is sure a hard worker. But if hesharpened the saw you could have cut more trees with the sameeffort. Logu Venkatachalam Software Solution Provider
  7. 7. Hard work is to work many hours, to perform a lot of task. Smartwork is to do things on a efficient way, in order to spare time and toreach better results.People can work hard and reach low performance level, other canwork less hard and reach better results. But in successful business,hard and smart work are needed. Michelle Hill Fitness content writer for current/retired pro athletes
  8. 8. The difference about hard work and smart work is simply a matter ofpreference, proper adjustment and definition. If you work smart thenhard work turns into smart, however if you work hard does notnecessarily mean that you are working smart. Smart work is about using all of your resources in such way that eventhe hardest work seems easy. Hard work, well if we dont work smartthen its easy to make our work harder. Does that all make sense? Tosimplify, it takes smart work to manage hard work. Smart work triggersour unconscious mind. If we believe that the work is hard to start withthen it will be. If we believe that the work is smart it will be too. Its amatter of approach and attitude. The hardest work is to make hardwork turn into smart one. Peter Sliwinski Learning & development professional
  9. 9. The "where" and "how" we focus our energy into our work will determinewhether it is smart or hard work. Some will focus on the 80 percent of workthat brings 20 percent of the results - because it is easier or maybe evendue to a lack of awareness.When we can learn to focus on where and how to best put our energy intowork that yields a greater result, weve started to move into smart work.A quick is example is in how we process our emails. For many, the emailbox is a frequent distraction throughout the day. Each small pop-up takesour attention away from what we were doing previously in order to checkthe contents of a message that was probably meant to be sent to the spambox anyway. In reality, we end up spending most of our day on email.The alternative would be to adapt a process, like in the "4 hour work week"by Tim Ferriss where he suggests checking email twice per day. Youmaximize the time in sorting through emails and responding to what isimportant and give your self focused time to get other things done. Paris Law Being Extra-ordinary - L&D Manager at CMG
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