From a small seed, a mighty trunk may grow.— Aeschylus
While flipping through some old papers the day I saw this maxim scribbled down on a piece of paper. This maxim has proven true for many. there is a high likelihood that folks with a military background have heard it somewhere along the way.
Success equals preparation meeting opportunity.
This concept is, also sometimes said as:
Success happens when preparation meets opportunity.
[Personal mastery] means approaching one’s life as creative work, living life from a creative as opposed to a reactive viewpoint.— Peter M. Senge