“Progress doesn’t come from early risers — progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things.” – Robert Heinlein
Robert Heinlein is one of my favorite science fiction authors (‘Stranger in a Strange Land’ and ‘The Moon is a Harsh Mistress’) but I have to believe that he intended the above as ‘tongue in cheek’. I suspect his true message was that working smart is just as important if not more important than working hard. There is a LOT to be said for a clean sheet approach to every task, to always seeking the easiest possible legitimate path to the mountain top. However, even when we find a smarter, easier way our results will always be improved by working the new way as hard as possible.
“The combination of hard work and smart work is efficient work.” – Robert Half
“Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” – Peter Drucker
“Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.” – Henry Ford
“It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” – Henry David Thoreau
“Reflect on what you do in a day. You may have never realized how some simple, harmless activities rob you of precious time.” – Vivek Naik
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier