This quote about the relationship between work and luck comes from famous film producer Samuel Goldwyn. Often actors, entrepreneurs and other people long to get that one “lucky break,” forgetting perhaps the combination of luck and hard work that most success takes.
There are few true overnight successes. Behind what looks like sudden success is often years of work, trial and error, and failures. But the harder you work, the more good ideas and chances you may make for yourself.
Among Goldwyn’s other great quotes is another point about luck:
I think luck is the sense to recognise an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it. The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on.
Here’s wishing you those opportunities and good luck, generated by hard work.
[via Both Sides of the Table]