Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Luck of Hard Work

I was so taken by Laura Pauling's post regarding luck and opportunity this morning that I scoured my office for a couple of my favorite quotes. The first I posted in her comments section and here is the other:

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
--Thomas Edison


  1. Thanks Becky for the link! It's something to think about for sure.

  2. LOVE that Edison quote and Laura's post too! That's so true in anything you do. My husband loves to golf, and one of his favorite quotes (can't remember which golfer said it) is, "A lot of golf is about luck, but you know what? The more I practice, the luckier I get." That might just be a thinly-veiled excuse to go hit a bucket of balls, though :)

    Stay warm again--schools are closed here (I'm not sure about Denver...)

  3. Thank you Laura for the great reminder.

    Jess, yes, we're closed too. I am constantly telling my own kids and the kids I work with at school, "If you want to get better at anything, it takes practice, practice, practice." Even natural ability and talent pretty much go to waste without practice.

  4. OMGosh that was so good and I love your quote, in fact I cracked up because it's so true. There's just too many people waiting around for luck to happen and I'm not just talking about writing.

    Awesome post!

  5. Edison was a good one for quotes. I love that one, and I love this one:

    "You only fail, when you quit trying."