Tyler Jorgenson

One Entrepreneur's Journey To Find Greatness


A good quote to start your week

I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Thomas Jefferson

I have long been a believer that we create much of our own destiny. There are certainly times when we are lucky without any exceptional effort on our parts, but Jefferson learned that if you want to create a lifetime of fortunate circumstances you must work hard. I would only add that one must also work smart, although I feel that concept is becoming a bit cliche.

Jefferson is on the $2.00 bill, the nickel and the 2007 $1 coin. I think it is worth noting that the early $2.00 bill had Battleship on the reverse. How much luck would a battleship have if it’s crew did not work hard? The $2.00 bill currently has a depiction of the signing of the declaration of independence, another example of a bit of ‘luck’ that came about by the blood, sweat and tears of some great men.
This wasn’t intended to turn into a history lesson, and I may lose a few readers because of it, but I think it is important to show that Jefferson had a sure foot to stand on when he made this quote.

Now, enjoy your week. Work hard, and create some luck.

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