You often hear the old adage, work smarter not harder. Which to me is liking saying be cunning and not effective or take credit but don't give effort. I don't see why any logical person wouldn't choose to do both. In fact that is what you should do, to reach certain heights it's what you have to do.
You have probably heard this a hundred times, "you have got to work smart not hard to succeed". How do you define working smart though? Would working smart mean less work and not working hard to be smart? If we work hard does that have nothing to do with working smart? Do smart people not work hard? or do hard workers not work smartly ? Confusing, right! Let's take a deeper look.
Gone are the days when only hard work could get you somewhere in life today, employers are looking for people who work diligently, in a smart manner. Hard work may help you to complete your tasks but you may not be able to do so efficiently, and that's where smart work comes into play.