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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Work Hard, Not Long

Rob May, our friend over at the Business Pundit, resurfaced this article from Fast Company on "Working Hard, Not Long."

The essence?

  • Working hard and working long, -- "long" and "hard" are now two different things.
  • We work long because we are trying to avoid working hard.
  • We praise multitasking when really we should praise focus - because focus is hard
  • We praise going through 100 emails to "stay in the loop" when really we should praise the ability to discern what is important and what isn't.

BOTTOMLINE: We all have the same amount of time available each day. It's how you use it that is important, not how much you use. Life is too short and too precious to drag it out by working long. Work hard instead.

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