Why Working Harder Isn’t Always Smarter

Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog on why working harder isn’t always smarter

Meg Dowell Writes

Does it ever feel like, no matter how much work you do, you’re not getting anywhere?

As if the hours of effort and gallons of coffee don’t even matter?

That’s probably because a lot of people feel the need to talk about how hard they’re currently working, or how hard they worked to get to wherever they are today. In books. On social media. At conferences. Anywhere they can.

Which isn’t totally a bad thing. Some aspiring creatives need to be reminded that hard work is the only way to accomplish something meaningful. That success doesn’t just magically happen, especially not overnight.

But constantly hearing about what hard work looks like from different people’s points of view can give many of us the wrong idea about what it actually means.

The toughest part about this is that no two people operate the same way. Everyone’s schedules, circumstances, peek productivity times…

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