Only in the ordinary thinking the efforts and results go hand in hand. When efforts increased the results will increase too, but only as far as the efforts can be stretched.
When thinking unconventionally efforts do not need to increase that much in order to achieve great change in the results. How? By working smarter, having others to work for you, automating among some things pop into my mind.
It’s not the efforts that only determine the results, it’s the way we work.
There has to be some input to get the output, but the input does not have to be equal to the output.
Ask yourself, can could this be done with less effort? Do it.