Nothing in the world can take the place of persistance. Talent will not; nothing is more commonplace than unsuccessful men with talent. Genuis will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistance and Determination alone is omnipotent.
-Calvin Coolidge

I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
– Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826)

Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.
– Garrison Keillor


You Are Balanced – Believer – Empowered

You feel your life is controlled both externally and internally.
You have a good sense of what you can control and what you should let go.
Depending on the situation, you sometimes try to exert more control.
Other times, you accept things for what they are and go with the flow.

You are a true believer in luck, fate, and karma.
You believe that life is a game of chance – not a game of skill.
You either consider yourself very unlucky or very lucky.
No matter what, you don’t feel like you can change the hand you were dealt.

You have a good deal of power, but you also know the pecking order.
You realize that working the system does get you further.
You know who to defer to and who to control.
When it comes to the game of life, you play things flawlessly.

Steph T.