When I think about how I work I sometimes think of Wile E. Coyote. Now there is a hard worker! It makes me laugh to see how his well thought out plans manage to backfire on him. But he is in good company because nearly everyone of us makes a mistake and soon finds that our own hard work now needs to be redone. It even happens to me. I was working on porting a clients dB from their existing format to the latest and greatest format I had designed for them. However I forgot to separate the testing from the actual move. The result is I found I had inadvertently deleted the code I had intended to copy. The only thing I had lost was the time it took to reach that point. Maybe I lost a little pride too. That happens when it was an avoidable mistake and you think “I should have known better!”.
Unlike the Coyote I get my things done. For there is only one instance that I know of where he caught the Road Runner. Whereas I have accomplished numerous goals and even keep a record so I know what I have done and what remains to be done. Anyone, even a Coyote can Work Hard. Thinking ahead and planning is how to Work Smart.