Brute Force or Better Planning: Which Are You?

There seem to be two camps to getting work done.

You can either plan better… or you can brute force your way through life.

Which represents you?

Are you forcing things in your daily activities?

Or are you doing things the easy way, by planning better?

Brute Forcing It

I see many people who get by in their daily life via brute force.

They force their work. Their schedule. Their tasks. (And sometimes even their co-workers, friends and family!)

They run to this appointment. They rush to complete that last minute task.

“People who get things done by pure force can be productive.

And with enough effort, sweat, and stress they might just get by.”

However, often there is wasted effort.

Hurried activities. Tasks that sometimes have to be re-done. Or extra work performed that was not necessary.

It is usually not a pretty picture.

Planning Better

Others put in less effort. Yet, they are still highly productive.

They are aware of their obligations and where they need to be. They usually don’t rush.

Tasks are prioritized. What needs to get done first. Even what doesn’t need to be done.

They have a plan.

They are the definition of working smarter instead of harder.

Working Smarter

Your time management should minimize the effort you need to put into your productivity.

You can get your work done one of two ways: “The hard way or the easy way.”

I recommend the easy way.

How do you get your work done: brute force or better planning?

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4 thoughts on “Brute Force or Better Planning: Which Are You?

  1. Well put Craig. Lack of planning surely needs some brutal force in the end, coz we have deadlines that are not flexible. Without a plan and with casual procrastination, we are somehow forced to do things the hard way. The sad thing is that we exercise brutal force on ourselves; how brutal! LOL.

  2. Well put Craig. Lack of planning surely needs some brutal force in the end, coz we have deadlines that are not flexible. Without a plan and with casual procrastination, we are somehow forced to do things the hard way. The sad thing is that we exercise brutal force on ourselves; how brutal! LOL.

  3. That’s a tough lesson to learn, but it’s one that I’m learning as I grow and mature in my career. I think sometimes you have to just brute-force your way through things, but I was/still am doing that more often than I should. Great thoughts Craig, definitely taking them to heart!

  4. That’s a tough lesson to learn, but it’s one that I’m learning as I grow and mature in my career. I think sometimes you have to just brute-force your way through things, but I was/still am doing that more often than I should. Great thoughts Craig, definitely taking them to heart!