What is the difference between hard work and smart work?


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Sudarsan Kumar said: (Aug 16, 2017)  
With the help of both we can achieve the result. But the only thing which makes the difference is Time taken.

Hard work consumes more time where as smart consumers less.

We should achieve the result in a smart way by working hard.

In my opinion, smart work may fail Sometime but not hard work. That why I choose to do work hard and but I apply my smartness to remove hurdles in the path of achieving results.

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Sakshi said: (Aug 15, 2017)  
Hard work means handling things patiently and it usually takes place with certain set defined rules and regulations while smart work means handling things tactfully and instantaneously. Hard work is usually practised when a person has ample time and smart work is usually practised when the work needs to be done in less amount of time.

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Amit Chaudhary said: (Aug 15, 2017)  
In my opinion, hardwork gives less output (work) in more time but smartwork is something that gives more output (output) in less time.

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Tinku Pal said: (Aug 15, 2017)  
In my opinion, "Hard Work" means more efforts and more times, but less work and, "Smart Work" is fewer efforts and fewer times, but more works.

For example - If we use stairs to go to 10th floor of a building, it takes more efforts and more times, the ultimate result comes fewer, it's called " Hard Work" and if we use a lift to go to same distance of that building, it takes fewer efforts and fewer times, but the ultimate result comes more, it's called " Smart Work".

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Balah said: (Aug 14, 2017)  
We do hard work initial stage, when we have experiencing automatically we do smart work.

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Anchal Garg said: (Aug 14, 2017)  
Smart work works both smartly and hardly it means doing work smartly using ideas, mind and with strength leads to do things perfectly as well as it is less time consuming.

Whereas hard work lots of strength is required, stress is also applied, lots of energy is wasted and time consuming.

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Gaurav said: (Aug 13, 2017)  
The main difference between hard work and smart work is created and I think (#jugaad) is that word to describe more about smart work and I think to solve and handle a more complex situation I'll choose the simplest path to reach there.

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Divya Ashwani said: (Aug 10, 2017)  
The hard work only determines can do. But the smart work can be done by skill, speed, trick and determination. That consumes less time than the hard work.

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Abhimanyu Sarswat said: (Aug 9, 2017)  
Hardworking is the top use of our strength and always give input in slow time but smart work includes strength, mind and skill give input in short time.

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Jagrit said: (Aug 7, 2017)  
Both walk hand in hand.

But hard work with a lack of logic and sense would only make the work harder.

Whereas smart work with the expectation of idle time would only exploit the self.

In today's age, time is money and being smart depends a lot on the time we spent getting our work done.

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Prinsh Singh said: (Aug 6, 2017)  
Hard work to do physically & smark work to do mentally.

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Kuldip Mishra said: (Aug 6, 2017)  
Hard work: more efforts but less work.
Smart work: fewer efforts but more work.

In my opinion, both are necessary so I will choose to do h/w in a smarter way.

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Hariom said: (Aug 6, 2017)  
* The first need is to do hard work (put extra efforts) and get deep knowledge & experience and then try to stable with doing smart work (less effort with intelligence).

* Hard work is like putting extra effort for some particular work because of less analyzation and understanding of the work. , While smart work is like doing the same work without applying those extra efforts, which leads to saving the time as well.

* You do hard work day by day then one day you do automatic smart work.

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Vibham Vyas said: (Aug 6, 2017)  
If I have to describe hard work and smart work in the short and simple manner then I will go with the example of the control system.

Hard work is like open loop control system we will get our output but there will be more space for the errors and it consumes time also.

But smart work is like closed loop system with feedback element and now we can still have our valuable time to make the errors correct and make it more efficient.

But it should always be remembered that we have closed loop system only because of open loop system.

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Subhneel said: (Aug 4, 2017)  
Well, as we considered "there are no shortcuts to get success".

So, the first need is to do hard work (put extra efforts) and get deep knowledge & experience and then try to stable with doing smart work (less effort with intelligence).

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Virendra Kumar said: (Aug 2, 2017)  
Hardwork is like putting extra effort for some particular work because of less analysation and understanding of the work.

While smart work is like doing the same work without applying those extra effort, which leads to save time as well.

However capability of smartwork comes from experience of doing the work.

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Avinash Kashid said: (Aug 2, 2017)  
Hard work is very much necessary in your life because without practice hardly you can not be able to do that smart work.

So, I think both terms are very much meaningful in our carrier and both terms are a backbone of each other.

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Sanya said: (Aug 2, 2017)  
Hard work is when you work whole heartedly for something without getting to know the other means through which it could have been done where as smart work is when thinking about the consequences before starting something so to get better results in lesser time.

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Nitin said: (Aug 2, 2017)  
In my opinion, it depends on the situation. If we have less than we used smart work or if we have a lot of time than we used hard work.

For Example: if we destroy the building and we have lots of time so we can use more labour in it. OR If we have less time so we can use machines on it.

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Kavya said: (Aug 2, 2017)  
Hard work leads to experience And Experience leads to success.

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Parvesh Yadav said: (Aug 2, 2017)  
Hard work is basically a wiluick work that needs to he done within a point of time.

Smart work decribes as clean work wich should be done as a team with great efforts.

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Nitin said: (Aug 1, 2017)  
Smart work is a part of hardwork bcse without hardwork, no smart work took place. Hardwork gives us an experience which further makes us to do same work smartly and efficiently with more effectiveness.

In this world no one becomes smart in his work without hardwork.

This hardwork makes us to work smartly in any organisation. Which they want from us.

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Harshal Pable said: (Aug 1, 2017)  
Hard work and smart work fulfill each other. Smart work comes through your hard work. Both are the backbone of your success.

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Nagaraju said: (Jul 31, 2017)  
Hardwork: more efforts but less work.

Smart work: fewer efforts but more work.

In my opinion, both are necessary so I will choose to do h/w in a smarter way.

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Ullu said: (Jul 31, 2017)  
Work is work.

If you want to get ahead in your career you have to put a lot of effort. For days you will be happy for some days you won't. If you want to be an expert in your field you have to spend 10000hr doing the thing again and again with continuous improvement. 10000hr does not joke. You may call this work hard or smart it doesn't matter. Only matters most is that 10khr, if you really want to be an expert.

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Shantilal Namdeo Kalel said: (Jul 29, 2017)  
Sir both works are essential at an initial stage when a person has been experiencing, he works automatically smart.

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Rupesh Kumar Jha said: (Jul 26, 2017)  
Hard work is one when we do certain things without effective planning and no results could have been obtained which was expected and the smart work is when we get the work done through people without any phisical stress just like effective management.

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Abhijeet Rane said: (Jul 24, 2017)  
Hard work consumption of Time and efforts and Smart work completed in short of time and smartly but both types of work backbone of our career.

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Rukesh said: (Jul 22, 2017)  
Hard work which means doing something with some extra effort and it takes more time While the smart work do the same with intelligence and it takes less time.

Smart work may fail some times, but hard work never fail.

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Norah said: (Jul 21, 2017)  
To my understanding, I will say smart work is automatic while hard work is manual.

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P.Philoman Babu said: (Jul 21, 2017)  
Smart work is a forward stage to hard work and it enhances your skills sharply.

Nowadays smart work candidates are few but it is the backbone of your career.

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Naba Boruah said: (Jul 21, 2017)  
Hard work implies achieving something using some extra efforts. It may be long time taking process.

Smart work implies achieving the same task optimistically using intelligence.

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Akash Munde said: (Jul 20, 2017)  
Smart work Consumes less time than hard work.

Smart work requires more logical thinking than to do hard work.

Smart work is good to achieve short term goals but hard work gives long goals achieved easily with dedicated hard work.

When talent don't work hard, hardwork works more than talent.

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Akanksha said: (Jul 20, 2017)  
Hard work is putting extra effort into achieving something while smart work is accomplishing something by tackling things intelligently and a bit of effort.

In current context both are essential so I would choose to do hard work smartly.

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Anshul Goel said: (Jul 19, 2017)  
Smart Work: Completing your task with best of your quality in less time by working with 100% efficiency & not getting deflected.

Hard work: Doing the thing for a whole day in the name of just exploring without getting to your target.

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Uttam Mahar said: (Jul 18, 2017)  
Hard work --> More efforts but loss your work.

Smart work --> Fewer efforts but more work.

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Pradeep Km said: (Jul 17, 2017)  
Hello, everyone.

In my opinion, with the example.

Hard work means if a person used stairs for go to 10th floor from 1st floor in the building.

Smart work means if a person used stairs for go to 10th floor from 1st floor in the building.

In Hard work not any tricks & it takes more time.
In smart work tricks are used & it takes fewtime.

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K Kalpana said: (Jul 14, 2017)  
Hard work is working tirelessly with your dedication and putting your best into your work by going through the conventional cycle of work completion. While I suppose smart work is getting same work done in an efficient manner with lesser effort.

Nonetheless, one cannot ignore the fact the one must work hard before working smart.

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Vinaya Arun Sonavane said: (Jul 14, 2017)  
Hard work is doing the given work efficiently and with full concentration by giving your 100%.

However, smart work is doing the given work in less time resulting in the shortcut to success but may not last long.

Deep Study is a must for excellent results.

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Nilesh Chandekar said: (Jul 12, 2017)  
Hard work is basically when extra efforts are put into achieving something. But on the other hand, smart work is accomplishing something by tackling things intelligently and a bit of effort.

Smart work proves to be much more efficient, especially in today's context when the world is moving faster than ever.

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Mohit Gupta said: (Jul 12, 2017)  
Well sir, In my opinion, if a person study day and night uses different books with the different method for solving same problems. It is hard work definitely he will improve his skill and develop knowledge. But smart work is another thing in this if a person uses selected book and solve selected questions that will be enough for his exam and score much more marks from that guy without losing more time and give effective output. In durable time I think this called smart work. Thank you.

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Asmita Kundu said: (Jul 11, 2017)  
Hard work is basically when extra efforts are put into achieving something. But on the other hand, smart work is accomplishing something by tackling things intelligently and a bit of effort.

Smart work proves to be much more efficient, especially in today's context when the world is moving faster than ever.

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Sri Ram said: (Jul 11, 2017)  
Smart work is all about how efficiently you can complete a task in a given time.

If you learn things the hard way, you can easily figure out the areas of improvement to increase efficiency.

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Gaurav Singh said: (Jul 10, 2017)  
Hard work is time taken and smart work saves our time to do any type of work.

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Sagar Mundlik said: (Jul 10, 2017)  
Sir.

I think smart work is the result of the hardwork.

We learn from mistakes.

That's called smart work.

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Dipak Kumar Singh said: (Jul 7, 2017)  
Hard work means if you can't achieve your target in minimum time then your effort would be considered as a hard work and smart work means if you achieved your target in minimum time then your effort would be considered as a smart work.

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Selvaganapathi said: (Jul 7, 2017)  
Hardwork:more effort but less work.

Smartwork:less effort but more work.

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Ramakanta Dash said: (Jul 6, 2017)  
Hard work: More efforts but less work.

Smart work: Fewer efforts but more work.

In my opinion, both are necessary. So I will choose to do hard work in a smarter way.

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Nikhil Gupta said: (Jul 6, 2017)  
Hard work is doing more work, i.e. putting more of your efforts and smart work is doing small but in the right direction so that it will provide better and bigger outcomes.

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Aniruddha Das said: (Jul 6, 2017)  
Suppose you have 10 formulae and 100 question. Based on those formulae.

Hard work is to practice the 100 question. Again and again for the exam without concentrating on the formulae.

Smart work is to understand the formulae in depth hence one can solve 100+ problem based on these- formulae.

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