My dad, (Sr.), shared this quote with me today via: Motivational Speaker George Torok. Here is our adaptation of the quote to make it a part of our #AmazingThoughtz #AmazingPath quotation series…
The quotation is taken from an interview in the Sporting News on February 21, 1946, with Branch Rickey, then the President and General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers famous for breaking MLB baseball’s color barrier renowned as the bold executive who signed Jackie Robinson to play for the Dodgers minor league affiliate a year earlier in 1945.
In his 1946 Sporting News interview, Rickey shared these wise words,
“Things worthwhile generally don’t just happen. Luck is a fact, but should not be a factor. Good luck is what is left over after intelligence and effort have combined at their best. Negligence or indifference are usually reviewed from an unlucky seat. The law of cause and effect and causality both work the same with inexorable exactitudes. Luck is the residue of design.”
~ Branch Rickey
Here is my personal favorite take on this gem, “The harder I work, the luckier I get.”
~ dlw, jr.