How do you define working hard?
And how do you define working smart?
There are many answers to the above questions and how you define them depends on what you believe in.
Here’s what I believe in the form of fitness:
Working Hard – Going through all the tough exercise and become fit and strong.
Working Smart – Eat wonder pills and only do certain exercises to become fit and strong.
Did you see the difference?
One is “and become” and another is “to become”.
Above is just how I define them.
Anyway, it doesn’t matter if you work hard or work smart because even if you do work hard or work smart, you might still be unsuccessful.
And when you do, most people will say… you are not working hard or smart enough… right?
Have you heard that before? I bet you do.
Especially on the internet where most sales letter of all kinds of market are trying to convince you why you should buy their shit, so you will be able to work hard and smart ENOUGH to become successful by using their shit.
Here’s a true story that might give you an answer you seek about working hard or working smart:
My father and my uncle had a business together for 30 over years and my father was the founder of the business. I started working about 12 years ago as a production worker for this business.
At that time I knew nothing about this business, that is why I have start from the very beginning and work my way up.
So, I work hard.
Finally, I was promoted to customer service after 6 years working as a production worker and because of that, I knew what the business was producing and problems customers are facing.
So, again I work hard.
Finally, I was promoted again to sales coordinate after 3 years.
Actually, not much different from customer service, it’s just that I will have to coordinate with the sales team to solve sales inquiry and customer problems and many other that’s just unimaginable.
As of right now, after 11 years working hard for the business, I’m still a sales coordinate.
Along the years working as a sales coordinate, my uncle’s son came in to work.
Guess what is his position in the company right now?
His a business development manager!
All within 2 years.
The difference between me and my cousin, is… his a diploma holder and degree graduate and I have none.
Many people said his smart and I have to agree since his got a diploma and degree at hands.
The truth is… he never work hard for that particular position he was granted today, he work smartly.
Diploma and degree was the wonder pill, right?
His father (my Uncle) was the wonder pill and he only learn and do certain work to achieve what he was today.
I have to be honest, I’m really sad and disappointed because for all these years I work for, I’m not even anywhere near my cousin’s position… and worst of all, my wonder pill (which is my father) did nothing at all.
But again… is my cousin really smart as what many people said he is?
Well… I hate to say this… but his really smart in his own ways.
And there’s no wrong or right being smart in your own ways but again… without wonder pills like his father… he might just either go through the hard way or find himself searching for a wonder pill that could catapult him smartly to the top.
Anyway… by now you should know, if you want to work smart, it doesn’t matter who or where you are right now… without a wonder pill… you will have to go through the hard way.
So, do you have the wonder pill?
It doesn’t have to be your father or your mother or anyone you know, it can be anything as long as is moving you fast enough to become the person your heart desire.
Vice versa, if you think, you don’t have that wonder pill, my best advice is work hard now and at the same time start searching for the wonder pill because…
Time is the Irretrievable Element!
The most important choices you will ever make is how you use your time. Remember… every second counts!
So, don’t wait for the wonder pill to appear, work hard and start searching, don’t stop and all in all… don’t give up!