There's a difference between trying hard and getting the right things done. You can try as hard as you want, but the effort must be aimed correctly.
Effort is a difference maker. No doubt about it. But not if you fail to execute. Getting a lot of the wrong things done doesn't matter. It's just a waste of time. You'll never be able to out-effort a bad plan.
Any plan is better than no plan. But a good plan is better than a bad one. Try hard. Give effort. But aim the effort in the right direction. Think through your plan before you implement it. And then act. Don't waste your effort by pointing it in the wrong direction.
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