Grant Cardone’s “The 10X Rule” main philosophy is that “If you work 10 times harder, you’ll get 10 times the results.” Work harder than the other guy and see who arrives at the finish line first. These are great words ofwisdom for those who are not confident in themselves or have trouble meeting and establishing goals. Creating extraordinary goals and not stopping to reach these are great ways for certain individuals to meet goals.
I on the other hand believe and practice the opposite. I am more of a believer of working smart, not hard. We’re often told that hard work gets us ahead. That’s true to an extent – if you put effort and focus into something, you’re going to achieve more than if you go at it in a half-hearted way. But it’s all too easy to get sucked into working long hours without being all that effective or successful. Instead of just working hard – putting in lots of hours – look for ways to work smart.
Because smart work means you’re more likely to reach your goals. Sadly, it’s all too possible to work hard without any recognition and without achieving success. Sure, you might be up to date with all your emails … but that might not bring you any nearer to winning a promotion, or to starting your own business.
Plus, when we’re working hard, other areas of our life get neglected. Working too hard can have a really negative effect on your quality of life, too. Long hours and the pressure to keep doing more can lead to stressful life.