Monday, March 8, 2010

Work Hard, Work Smart

Throughout most of my administrative tenure I had this little card posted above my credenza where I would be reminded frequently that little effort produces little results. And that, what many folks don't think about, there is such a thing as superfluous effort, that is, beating a dead horse.

The saying and the accompanying graph are self-explanatory.

Don't waste your life doing too little. Don't waste your life exerting unnecessary effort.

You're welcome.


Andrea said...

Blessings, andrea

Vee said...

Like the graph - so true - and so math teaher like!

Secondary Roads said...

Sage advice.

vanilla said...

Thanks for checking in, Andrea, Chuck, Vee. This counsel worked for me. --superannuated math teacher.