In the realm of personal development, there is an incredible focus on working smarter not harder. While that is a concept that I have found incredibly valuable in countless scenarios in the past 20 years, I believe that it is only half of the equation.
What many people who are selling the work smarter not harder ideology omit is that the AND principle can be found at the core of almost every Elite performance. What I mean by that is that when you look at the best of the best in any field, they are working smarter AND harder to create their Elite results.
When a person slumps and Ive never met anyone who hasnt, I would suggest that the quickest fix is to tighten your focus, put your head down, and get to work. Strategizing the most effective way, planning and working Smarter are all exceptional ideas once you have momentum on your side.
I was incredibly inspired by a short video of Will Smith where he points out what he anchors to in his quest for greatness. Here are a couple of quotes that stood out for me:
Greatness is something that truly exists in all of us.
Dont you ever tell me there is something that you cant do.
Im going to lay this (one) brick as perfectly as it can be laid.
Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.
I love how these quotes are congruent for such a long time in Wills life. It really struck me how consistent his message is from early in his life through the present. I also love how Will borrowed some great material from FPD talking about Talents and Skills!
After watching this Id love to know what stood out for you. What can you take from this post and Wills Wisdom to support your achievement of your goals?