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Work Smarter, Not Harder

What does “working hard” look like for a knowledge worker? I honestly can’t find a good answer to this questions, since the only thing that I can think of is to spend more hours on something, which could be considered “working harder”.

Spending more time on any creative task, however, is not always contributing to a better result. My highly creative time is — in a very optimistic estimate — limited to roughly five hours per day. On any given work day, I’ll spend those five hours easily. No matter how many additional working hours I add on that day, I’ll never add any more highly creative hours.

The simple conclusion is, that I have to work smarter, i. e. using my creative hours wisely — in a way to maximise my effectiveness. Thinking this way helped me to prioritise my daily tasks, because I will now focus on the most important ones in my highly creative time. It also allows me to relax and be open to new ideas when my work is done for a day, since I’m not anxious about not having worked “hard” enough.


Published December 16th, 2019 by Sebastian — All PostsImpressum