There are different types of hard work:

  1. Outthinking (a better strategy, a shortcut)
  2. Pure Effort (working longer, intensity)
  3. Opportunistic (positioning yourself to take advantage of change)
  4. Consistency (doing average things for longer)
  5. Focus (saying no to distractions)

Each of these requires a different type of hard work.

(Source: Farnam Street’s Brainfood newsletter, from May 26, 2024)