Life is a series of near misses. But a lot of what we ascribe to as luck is not luck at all. It’s seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It’s seeing what other people don’t see and pursuing that vision, no matter who tells you not to. In daily life, you get so much pressure from friends and family, urging you to take the easy way, to follow the prevailing wisdom, that it can be difficult not to simply accept the status quo. But when you really believe, in yourself, in your dream, you just have to do everything you possibly can to take control and make your vision a reality. No great achievement happens by luck.
Howard Schultz, CEO Starbucks
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States
There is an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction; the moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you.
J.K. Rowlings, British Author
Hitch your wagon to a star.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet
Character equals destiny.
Heraclitus, Greek Philosopher
To reach a great height a person needs to have great depth.
When you really want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
Each soul travels from one life to another surrounded by companions, each helping another to fulfill his destiny. The encounters we have during our lifetime are never the result of coincidence.
The Instant Millionaire
Time and chance happens to us all.
It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
John Lennon, British Musician
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Author
Sometimes we're on a collision course and we just don't know it. Whether it's by accident or by design, there is not a thing we can do about it.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button