You don’t have to get smarter to work smarter, but if you don’t work smarter than you’re going to have to work harder to compensate for your lack of smart working.
Smart – I learn how to set boundaries so that I don’t give too much of my energy away to others.
Hard – I don’t learn how to set boundaries and I go around doing what other people want me to do.
Smart – I practice meditation so that I can relax into whatever is happening in my life.
Hard – I don’t practice self-care or mindfulness so I live in a state of negativity, doubt, and fear about the future.
Smart – My partner and I seek support so that we approach problems as a team and we both know how to work through hard stuff.
Hard – We have never received any guidance so we figure it out as we go, we fight, or we ignore things until they build up.
Smart – I make a schedule with commitments so that I have accountability from others.
Hard – I don’t make commitments so I have to generate energy and decide what I will do when situations arise.
Smart – I ask people how I can do things easier, smarter, and better.
Hard – I don’t ask for help and I try to figure out parenting, marriage, career moves, money decisions, and health choices out on my own.