There is no substitute for hard work and effort. There is no magic pill to replace it. That being said, not everything has to be so hard. Our effort should not be the measure of our achievement. Just because I worked hard on something doesn’t mean I did a good job. Just because something came easy, doesn’t mean it’s subpar. Overtime experience allows us to leverage our effort in smarter and more efficient ways. This allows us to grow and improve our team’s quality and productivity. Just because we sweat doesn’t entitle us to a gold medal.