It’s hard to ignore this quote when it comes from someone who was not just a founding father of our nation, but also one of the most well known figures in history.
Benjamin Franklin was a true variety junkie: he was an author, an inventor, a printer, a politician and more.
Franklin is most well known for discovering the conservation of electrical charge. Ironically, this quote could be about hard work or it could be about the importance of his discovery.
One way or another, Franklin’s resume suggests that he loved to try new things, and that he excelled at most of them. Though I’m sure Ben was an exceptional, one of a kind person; keep in mind that you are too.
Maybe you have a different skillset, maybe you’ve never done it before, maybe you will fail. Who cares? Try anyway.
The fact of the matter is that no one is born knowing how to do anything but eat and poop. If you want to do more than that, you’re going to have to learn just like the next guy.
The good news is that most people aren’t trying that hard. Most of us are looking to be entertained or to just earn a quick buck. It takes hard work and creative energy to get the bill with Benjamin Franklin on it…keep that in mind.
Sure, there is a horizon out there, a barrier to your natural abilities, a place where your labor bears no fruit. But if you don’t work hard, if you don’t persist, you won’t ever have to worry about running into it.
If you wish you could do something…then find a way and make it happen. Conquer all things.