Experience is the key
Hard work is the first step towards smart work. Through hard work we gain experience; it helps us discover many new things. This experience enables us to think smartly to solve a critical problem and achieve success.
BBA, Tezpur University, Assam
No shortcut to success
There is no shortcut to success. Hard work is the only key to achieving it; it teaches us discipline, dedication and determination.
First year, English, New Alipore College, Calcutta
Hard work is definitely more important because it is only through hard work that we can achieve the goals of our life. Smart work, on the other hand, often leads to shortcuts and procrastination.
Class IX, Hariyana Vidyamandir, Calcutta
To achieve anything in life, one has to commit to continuous hard work, which will lead one to the summit of achievement. There is no shortcut to success, only one’s persistent efforts can turn our goals into reality.
CA Finals, Howrah
Fruits of toil
Smart work is the fruit of hard work. And to master the qualities of smart work, one needs to work really hard.
Class XII, Himalayan English School, Siliguri
The word “hard” can be seen as an abbreviated form of the words hope, achievement, reward and destiny. All of these words take us towards victory. Besides, hard work provides us mental satisfaction when we achieve success.
Srestha Ghosh Chowdhury,
Class IX, Patha Bhavan, Viswa Bharati, Bolpur
Fast -paced century
In the fast-paced 21st century, we need to work hard, but “smartly”. Bill Gates said that he would choose a lazy person to do a difficult job because he would find a way to accomplish it easily.
Class XI, St Xavier’s Institution, Panihati
Horse, not a donkey
If you are not smart, your hard work won’t pay off. This is why donkeys are valued less than horses. Donkeys work hard, exactly as the master says, whereas the horse does listen to the master but with some level of its own smartness.
Dayananda Sagar Institute, Bangalore
Smart work saves time. It allows us to be more organised and also gain recognition quickly.
Second year, Economics, Midnapore College, Midnapore
Thin line of difference
There is a thin line between hard work and smart work. Hard work can easily be veered towards smart work. People like to work smartly as it consumes less time and lowers mental stress.
Icon Commerce College, Guwahati
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