WHICH IS BETTER: WORKING SMARTER OR HARDER?
"Wouldn't it be preferable to do both?" Let's get this straight.
Working Smart necessitates a certain amount of hard work
The goal is never to work harder. We don't build eco-friendly automobiles simply so we can put more petrol in them. We construct them because we need them to travel further on less fuel. Warren Buffett, the world's third-richest man, claims that "our speculating style verges on lethargy."
He's referring to the fact that he looks to be sluggish at times, but would he claim he genuinely is? Was it ever necessary for Warren Buffett to actually buckle down? He obviously did! The gap between Warren Buffett and the majority of us (save for riches) is that he is not perplexed by the distinction between working more brilliantly and working harder.
Difficult Work Is Not An Honor
Working harder does not qualify you to establish a house of worship. It's far from a respectable emblem. This isn't to say you should avoid it entirely, but rather know when to buckle down vs when to work shrewdly. Buckling down should be used to help you get to the point where you can work smart, not to replace it.
It appears to be a relatively new phenomenon arising of the necessity for short-term, low-cost advertising and growing jobless rates. When an office supply business closed down a few years ago, I noticed individuals holding placards. Nowadays, signs usually advertise furniture companies, big openings, and grand closings.
One of the most memorable sequences in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark shows this big fighter swinging his sword around, seconds away from murdering the hapless Indy when Indy pulls out a firearm and shoots the opponent dead. Like clockwork, the guy with the handgun defeats the person with the sword.
It made no difference how well that expert fighter practiced or refined his art in this scenario. It just needed one shot to stop him.
Working harder does not qualify you to establish a house of worship. It's far from a commendable sign. However, expressing this does not indicate that you should avoid it, but rather know when to buckle down vs when to work smart.
Buckling down should be used to help you get to the point where you can work well, not to replace it.
One of the most memorable sequences in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark shows this giant warrior whirling his sword around, seconds away from murdering the hapless Indy, when Indy pulls out a weapon and shoots the fighter dead. Like clockwork, the person wielding the weapon defeats the person with the blade.
For this situation, it didn't make any difference how much that ace fighter prepared or sharpened his craft. All halting him took was one slug.
Working harder does not ensure success
Assuming you believe that the harder you labour, the more effective and luxurious you will become. Here's some info for you:
The top ten most wealthy people on the earth have more money than the bottom 3.5 billion people combined.
How hard could ten guys work in a single day? 240 hours, most likely. How much would 3.5 billion people be able to work if they just worked one hour every day? 3.5 billion hours are required. There are those in this world who work spends harder than the world's wealthiest people.
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Warren Buffett spends most of his days lazing around, looking for new opportunities. They've had two or three dozen of these in the previous 50 years or so, and that's how his company has made so much money.
Difficult work resonates with our primitive brains
You can't blame someone for telling you that if you work hard enough, you'll get far. That message resonates with many people because, in our primitive personality 50,000 years ago, buckling down was the only way to survive.
However, when a guy discovered that he could catch more fish with a lance or a snare than with his own hands, all the hard labour on the world wouldn't be enough to keep his tribe or family fed. So we gradually began to labour more wisely in order to obtain the outputs we need (in this case, food) faster. It was virtually a better usage in recent memory.
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Also, whether you're feeling exhausted with your work or with your specific job, you're buckling down. Working smarter will rekindle the passion you previously had for your profession. You will use less effort while receiving greater results.
People are naturally prone to utilise one side of their brain more than the other, according to Roger Sperry's right-brain vs. left-brain hypothesis, which he created in 1981. Sperry proposed that persons who use their left side of the brain primarily are rational, sensible, and methodical, whereas those who utilise their right side of the brain are more emotional and creative.
Whether you believe in the right-brain vs. left-brain hypothesis or not, the reality is that many individuals identify as either right- or left-brained thinkers, with left-brain folks drawn to vocations requiring a high degree of processing and regularity.
Think about it...
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