Hard work doesn’t guarantee good results

It might help.

But it doesn’t guarantee.

If you’re trying to win an Olympic medal as a swimmer, training hard as a marathon runner serves no purpose. That sounds obvious, but so many of us have this idea that so long as we outwork the competition, we’ll see better results.

Its untrue.

Working on the appropriate things for one hour a day, is far more effective than working on the wrong things for ten.

Here’s what you do:

Before you start measuring how many hours work you’re doing each day, figure out if the work has anything to do with what you want to be good at.

That’s the crucial first step.