More often than usual the concept of hard work has been used interchangeably with working hard & one might think, A person who works hard is probably solving a difficult problem therefore the same person is performing hard work. Let us begin by defining what it means to work hard.
Working hard means performing a task in a fashion that is not taken lightly in the mind of the performer. One can work hard doing a task that is not of much difficulty in which case, the performer has decided to take the task more seriously than what others might perceive it to deserve. One could argue that such action by inference could always result into “hard work” but the author would hesitate to liberally use these phrases generally.
If two words or phrases mean the same thing, why do we choose to use one instead of the other? Some individuals do not even tend to educate themselves as to know the difference between the two & they usually stick to one that is more reassuring to them while another group of individuals know both words but the difference is almost nonexistent to the point that they allow themselves to use one for the other in an improvised manner.
Hard work is simple to understand. A work that is not done by the majority or has little to no value to others in both short or long term is not considered hard work. To make it even simpler, hard work means doing something that challenges one to be more creative & innovative. A person doing hard work is almost always working hard.
In the society exist individuals who work hard in hopes of achieving great success because in their mind both terms mean the same thing. One of the areas that entrepreneurs really make a difference in terms of making the world a better place is doing the hard work of solving the problem for those who work hard to achieve a goal. One genius had to do the hard work of inventing washing machine so less time & energy is spent at working hard to keep the clothes clean.
Sigmund Freud believed humans do not make mistakes in their speech accidentally which in English language is referred to as slip of the tongue. He had very interesting observations both in his patients & other individuals. Let us not go so extreme into the mistakes in our speech and just think about whether, the words we use in both our prepared & improvised speeches or conversations represent our thinking pattern?