Successful people don’t just sit around waiting to be discovered, as much as they would like for you to think that. It takes working hard and working smart.
There’s an important difference between working hard and working smart. In the first case, it’s possible to extend huge amounts of effort that, in the end, net you absolutely nothing. In the second case, your odds of being rewarded for your efforts are vastly improved. Working hard does not always pay off; the following four examples will are proof positive of that fact.