The Secret Blessing From Hard Work Is That It Makes You So Much Wiser Than Without It Associate with excellence The secret blessing is that hard work makes you exponentially wiser than if you don’t work hard. Would you rather be smart or wise? Smart or clever? I rest my case your honor. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.