People think the world is linear, that if they put in 8 hours of work, they’re gonna get 8 hours of output. Of course, the real world doesn’t work that way. It’s all about leverage and not linearity.

The guy running a grocery store works just as hard as Elon Musk, but he isn’t getting the same output as Musk.

“What you do, who you do it with and how you do way more important than how hard you work.” Naval Ravikant

The best way to work is to hunt like a lion, and not like a cow.

The best athletes work smartly and train in short bursts then rest and reflect. And as modern Intellectual Athletes, we need to function like athletes, which is:

We train hard,

then we sprint,

then we rest,

and then reassess,

and repeat.

And so, human beings aren’t meant for working 9-5, that’s how machines work.

Instead of working mediocre for a longer period, you should work with high focus in short bursts to produce high quality work for a similar pay, and then spend the rest of the time on yourself. Read, write, work on your hobbies. And this is how people will work in future.