Many people who don’t know me (Blaz Kos) that well or who only know my work from the media and speaking on a stage think that I’m a natural born extrovert – outgoing, optimistic, talkative, adventurous and always in action. The reality is much different, with me being an extreme introvert. Over the years, I’ve acquired some traits that extroverts possess and somehow developed my social skills, but deep down I can’t survive without regularly having time away from the world. Being an introvert isn’t always easy, especially in a (western) society where extroverted people are more appreciated or, to
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The idea that you should work smarter, not only harder isn’t anything new. When talking about the difference between smart and hard work it’s pretty simple to explain what working hard means. If you want to be successful in the long run, you have to put long hours into work. You have to start early, before all other people, and you have to stay up late, when everyone else is already enjoying their afternoons and evenings. On the other hand, it’s really hard to find very clear guidelines on what working smart really means and how it’s different from hard work.
The most valuable asset you have in your life is time. If you had infinite time on this planet, you could achieve every single thing you wanted. The time limitation is the biggest burden of our lives. Therefore the first rule of success is to manage time wisely. A successful person and a homeless person have the same amount of time on a day to day basis. I know that every one of us is facing a different level of life challenges, but in general, both individuals spend their time and set their priorities very differently. You can achieve only