There is a special kind of pride that comes from the exhaustion at the end of a hard day's work. Whether we spend our days laying bricks, pouring concrete, mowing lawns, cooking hamburgers, or smashing rocks; our exhaustion is proof that we've done work. The well-earned rest after all that work feels good.
What if our goal wasn't just to smash rocks, but instead to find some tiny nugget of value inside just a small fraction of the rocks? With that goal in mind, does it still make sense to spend our days smashing every rock we see with a hammer, or is there a better, more focused approach?