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work harder or work smarter?

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    mtsi1098posted 8 years ago

    I was always taught to work hard and it will pay off.  I have found this to be true for the most part but have also found that working smarter also pays off.  What do you think?

    1. Davinagirl3 profile image62
      Davinagirl3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      In the jobforce I have always found it is better to work smart.  But, in every case there will be a time to roll up your sleeves and do some dirty work.  Since I have become a stay at home mom, all the work just seems harder! lol

    2. sarovai profile image76
      sarovaiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      hard work always pay off .

      hard work with smartness will pay off well.

      Second thing should be done without following shortcuts. If you try shortcut you will be short- circuited one time.

    3. Lady_E profile image76
      Lady_Eposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Some people in life spend about 3 years trying to accomplish a goal - working very hard at it.  Others will achieve this same goal in just 6 months.

      The difference? - Just being Smart.

    4. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I try to work harder at working smarter. Best of both worlds.

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i think hard work pays off. i also believe in finding the most efficient way to do something because my time is valuable and i hate to see it wasted when an easier, more productive solution is available. i apply this principle to every aspect of my life, not just work.

  2. karpouzian profile image60
    karpouzianposted 8 years ago

    Well, lets take Hub Pages for example.  I am doing more research on the promotion process, SEO, and Keywords much more than I am writing these days.

    In the short term it has paid off, logic dictates that it will pay off in the long term, also.

  3. emievil profile image79
    emievilposted 8 years ago

    If we follow Robert Kiyosaki's advice, I'd say work smarter. If you work harder, the results are only commensurate to your efforts. But if you work smarter, you can also use the efforts of the people around you (particularly if they are your employees) to achieve or earn more.

  4. carmin profile image53
    carminposted 8 years ago

    Working smarter is about thinking before you act, and asking your self if there is a better way to do something, and then when find the answer to that question, working hard to implement it in order to achieve better or faster results .

  5. achase profile image54
    achaseposted 8 years ago

    There are tasks wherein we need to work harder and there are others that we need to simply work smarter. Pray for wisdom to distinguish and recognize their difference and be able to act accordingly.

    1. andromida profile image61
      andromidaposted 8 years agoin reply to this


  6. andromida profile image61
    andromidaposted 8 years ago

    I think a blend of both is the best.

  7. CEN7777 profile image56
    CEN7777posted 8 years ago

    work smarter

  8. Research Analyst profile image81
    Research Analystposted 8 years ago

    When it comes to finances, one needs to learn how to work smarter with their money, it is best to have your money work hard for you, instead of you working hard for your money.

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    mtsi1098posted 8 years ago

    All great replies - thanks

  10. wrenfrost56 profile image83
    wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago

    Personally I prefer work smarter, but sometimes harder work is the only solution and I don't wish for life to be easier I wish to be stronger. I find that gives me the insentive I need.

  11. misterspook profile image54
    misterspookposted 8 years ago

    Scrooge McDuck has the right of it.

  12. Beth100 profile image74
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    Work smarter, after all, it encompasses work hard.

  13. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Don't work at all tongue

    1. Beth100 profile image74
      Beth100posted 8 years agoin reply to this