Some people expect that to become successful, all that they need to do is get into the open seas, put up a sail and the winds will take them where they need to go.

But I’m not sure that it works like that.

Sure, you may get lucky, but what if there is no wind?  What if there is a hurricane?  What if the wind blows in the wrong direction?

Don’t rely on the winds, grab an oar and start rowing!

It takes hard work to become successful.

You need to bend your back.

You need to get blisters on your hands.

You need to grunt and sweat.

Then, and only then, you give yourself a chance.