Thursday, February 27, 2014

Day 58, February 27

"I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the luckier I get."--Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson had more than his share of "luck."  An author, a landowner, an inventor, a politician, and, finally, the President of the United States, Jefferson was indeed "lucky."  Would luck have smiled so fondly upon him if he hadn't put in the work to make these things happen?

I don't think so.

Jefferson made his own luck by hard work, persistence, and more hard work.  He wasn't content to rest after a success but got back to work.  This is in contrast to myself, who after experiencing a bit of success wants to sit back and let more success come without putting in the necessary work.

Joy for today: working hard.

1 comment:

  1. I like what you said about him making his own luck by his hard work.