All work and no play makes us dull guys and gals. That’s why we’ve made it a rule to have a laugh every once in a while on this blog. This quote of the day is as comical as it gets.
Studies show that having about 12 laughs a day ensures a healthy living. Of course, if you drown yourself in booze and smoke two packs of cigarettes a day, you can’t expect to live to be 100 just by laughing all the time. However, scientists agree that it helps a great deal. No wonder it feels so good to laugh!
But enough with the introductions. Today’s quip has been articulated in several newspapers and essays by several people, so we can’t attribute it to anyone in particular (more on that below).
“The dictionary is the only place where you come to SUCCESS before you get to WORK.”
The earliest indication for this saying was found by Quote Investigator in a 1935 newspaper. Columnist Stubby Currence is credited with jotting it down, but there is reason to believe that the expression emerged from a precursor statement and could have been in circulation well before the 1920s. Regardless, the assertion is undeniably true. The number of hours you put in every day may vary. You could be doing far less than others. But doing nothing ensures only failure.
Pictured above is the hilarious George Costanza (real name Jason Alexander) from Seinfeld drumming at his desk waiting for the clock to strike 5 because he is doesn’t have the slightest clue what to do on that job.