Success and hard work are not interrelated. With hard work you may be able to earn a steady living to be able to pay your bills but it shall not come in handy when you want to generate millions. Hard work generally implies doing mundane, boring work for long periods of time without really giving time to the creative aspects of the task. Joe Karbo, who wrote 'The Lazy Mans Way to Riches', mentioned," Most people are too busy earning a living to make money". The fact is that too much hard work dulls the mind and makes it incapable of thinking creatively. It numbs the mind to such an extent that the individual does not remain capable of enjoying an evening with his family nor does he generate the oodles of money that he would have liked to. When one stops this drudgery, one can create time for relaxed creative thinking and think of alternative means by which income can be earned. Thinking creatively and conjuring up imaginative, path breaking ideas can enable you to take the leap and earn the pot of gold that you have always dreamed of. I am sure that it seems much more unambiguous that hard work is indeed not the route to success and actually the truth lies in exactly the opposite. If you work too hard, you have no time to think of creative, less demanding projects to generate finances. It has been said by W.H. Auden that happiness in work comes when one is fit for the work, does not do too much of it and obtains a sense of success from it. Today many ignore the second aspect while evaluating their happiness meter at work. Those who follow these basic principles while choosing what they do are happier at work and at home alike since they ensure quality time that can be spent with family. Modern day gadgets and technology has enabled us to now earn money without having to plod away at routine jobs. We just have to realize that none of us need to slave to attain success. We just need to be creative and risk-friendly to be able to lead a more balanced life. So don't work hard anymore, work smart!