A little bit of luck helps, yes, but the key element, which too many in our affluent society have forgotten, is still hard work – grinding it out.
Other Ray Kroc quotes:
Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?
All money means to me is a pride in accomplishment.
If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.
Achievement must be made against the possibility of failure, against the risk of defeat. It is no achievement to walk a tightrope laid flat on the floor. Where there is no risk, there can be no pride in achievement and, consequently, no happiness.
You're only as good as the people you hire.
If you're not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.
You must perfect every fundamental of your business if you expect it to perform well.
Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.
I have always believed that each man makes his own happiness and is responsible for his own problems.
As long as you're green, you're growing. As soon as you're ripe, you start to rot.