Work intelligently

Today I read this phrase in a marketing sheet:
"Many people work hard...
...the successful ones are the ones who work intelligently."

I phrased it earlier (in the The productivity trap) this way:
"WHAT to do and HOW to do is more important than the amount of things you achieve."

Or again in other words:
"It is not enough to work hard, it is important to work on the right thing in a good way."

An old phrase also says: "Switch on your brain before you do something."

In the last weeks I have seen pretty good examples where people worked hard on solutions where the goal could have been achieved better and easier by thinking simpler and different.

Another phrase says: "It's lonely in the saddle since the horse died."

Related posts: The productivity trap, Dynamic activity, Get focused with 3 questions, Responsibility and decision.


Its ME said...

persistence is the highest intelligence there is .....keep working on it and u see it is true ...martin wildam

Martin Wildam said...

I do not see persistence as the highest intelligence here.

Not everything is possible - or at least not everything makes sense if you look at it from an economical or practical viewpoint.

To give a simple example: It does not make sense developing hard on a software product that has core faults in architecture. In such cases it is better to choose a different product and work on that.

Anonymous said...

" switch on your brain before you do something."


green world said...

And keep it switched on!

Drew Byrne said...

It's lonely in the driving seat when one has lost one's sense of direction...

JimDenise said...

I enjoyed reading this