Working Smart: Inspirational Quotes

Ronn Torossian featuredEditor’s Note: These quotes about the value of “working smart” are shared by Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR.

As CEO of a PR firm, I know the importance of working smart.  While I work many hours, the key is to maximize that time.  Here are some great quotes on the subject:

  • “The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Work is the key to success, and hard work can help you accomplish anything.” Vince Lombardi
  • “Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things.” Byron Dorgan
  • “Before you can work smart you must work hard.” Chris Pardo
  • “People who work hard and people who work smart have different measures of success.” Jacob Morgan
  • “Whether one is an entrepreneur or not, they need to make maximum use of their time.”  Gennady Barsky
  • “Imagine working 20% smarter instead of 20% longer. Work-life balance and startup success at any stage aren’t mutually exclusive. There are enough hours in the day to be effective and present.” David Cummings
  • “The benefits of working smart are just as profound: better health, often more money, a great work/life balance, more energy, a better self-esteem, exceptional productivity, and satisfaction with work.” Ron Alvesteffer
  • “Those that work smart usually evaluate success based on the amount of discretionary time they have to do whatever it is they want to do.  Smart workers don’t focus on inputs they focus on prioritizing in order to achieve the most valuable outputs in the most efficient ways.” Jacob MorganQuotes
  • “You don’t have to make yourself miserable to be successful. It’s natural to look back and mythologize the long nights and manic moments of genius, but success isn’t about working hard, it’s about working smart.” Andrew Wilkinson
  • “Smart work is the concept that says, if you work more productively you can complete a task in 2 hours that would need 10 hours if you just “did” it.” Veeshal Beotra
  • “Smart work means you’re more likely to reach your goals. Sadly, it’s all too possible to work hard without any recognition and without achieving success.” Ali Luke
  • “Working smart is when you do the right thing. Because so few do it, it’s enough to do just a little bit. The most successful people know the right thing to do. Then… They worked hard. They did more and more of the right thing. Who can compete with that?” Lutfi Torla
  • “You really have to work hard and apply yourself and by applying yourself and working hard and being diligent, you can achieve success.” Julie Benz
  • “Think Big, Work Smart, and Hustle Hard are and will remain the battle cries for my personal brand for a long time because I believe that with that motto success will eventually reach out and embrace me.” N. Kimron Corion
  • “Working smart creates magical luck.” Wayne Gendel
  • “Working Smart is designed to take you from dreams distillation to an effective action plan that propels you toward meaningful goals.” Charlene Fike
  • “Working smart rather than hard lets you accomplish your work/goals in an easier fashion. And this is fine, as the work you’re making smart (rather than hard) is what you’re actually trying to accomplish something in.” Matt Wiggins
  • “Working smart means wringing maximum production from your work schedule. It’s coming up with new ideas to bring that about.” Robert Terson
  • “There are no short cuts to success – hard work is smart work.”  Jonah Engler
  • “Smart workers usually have a much better work-life balance, are entrepreneurs, are able to identify their strengths and weaknesses, and manage time effectively.  A smart worker will realize that they are more productive during a certain time of day and will batch their tasks based on difficulty to match with when they are most productive.  A hard worker, has a long list and just checks off tasks one a time as he goes down the list.” Jacob Morgan

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