“Work smarter, not harder” is tossed around heavily throughout many industries, but there are various interpretations. Working “smarter”means having control of your variables at hand (Your goal, your blueprint, and projected time of completion).
Having full control of your model is only step 1. Now you need to know how much “work” to put into your project. This way, you never lose interest from lack of effort nor burn yourself from overworking. Find your rhythm, your “flow”. Knowing how to be efficient with your work-ethic allows you to work harder for longer periods of time. The longevity factor is what gets you toward your goals, not necessarily the individualistic amount of work per session.
There are higher levels of intellect beyond our imagination, we can only dream of someday obtaining a piece. Everything is extremely detailed beyond what is seen/shown superficially. Remember the post where it is specifically said I live by the same principles I trade. Well, it’s all in the detail.