Stop Saying “Work Smarter, Not Harder”

Posting a segment of my partner Will Lutz’s post on Evolution News. Clever insights. Enjoy.

PLEASE stop saying “Work smarter not harder?” It’s an awful phrase, that I see it all the time. We should get rid of it.
You know the spam-esque clickbait-y social media posts that clutter your Facebook feed? “Work smarter not harder” is all over those. Inevitably the person posting is espousing some form of fortune cookie wisdom; if only we had the self-discipline to adhere to the advice then our relationships would be better, our jobs more productive, and our lives more fulfilling.
Sure, if you say so pal. This stuff is annoying at best and self-paralyzingly distracting at worst.

Full article here.