A hard worker is one who is industrious and diligent in carrying out tasks or duties. It could simply be defined as someone who works as hard as a slave. Now this definition may seem rather crude but the truth most times isn’t fair. Why the comparism of a hard worker with a slave? Simple. They are both conscientious, assiduous, dedicated, diligent and persevering in work.
A smart worker is the result producer.
Now some people may disagree with the above definition of a smart worker as it indirectly eliminates the hard worker as a result producer. But remember, we’ve agreed that the truth most times hurts. Smart workers are individuals who maximize the resources they have in creative ways to achieve or exceed the desired results. Typically, these are ‘out of the box’ thinkers who easily adapt to new challenges.
Hard workers are individuals who dig in and give the job all they have but work within the prescribed limits and scope of the position. Do you now agree with my definition of the hard worker as a slave worker?
The advantages and disadvantages of both workers are obvious. The hard worker would work all day while the smart worker gets the same work done in less time and with high impact results.
So which would you rather be? Believe me, the ideal worker is the HARDWORKING SMART WORKER.
Let us all work hard at getting smarter. Smartness comes with experience and experience comes through hard work. Confused? That was not my intention.
Do have a great day.