J Paul Getty: Hard Work Striking Oil

Posted by admin on Friday, May 6, 2011

Funny Money Quotes: The path to riches is deceptively simple if the only goal is wealth but few strike it rich like Jed Clampett while hunting in the backwoods. J Paul Getty said:
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“Rise early, work hard, strike oil” — J. Paul Getty


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J. Paul Getty seems to be conveying that success in business (specifically in the oil industry since that was his area of expertise) requires diligence, perseverance and a bit of luck.

The quote suggests that rising early each day to put in long hours of hard work (“rise early, work hard”) will maximize opportunities and help increase the chances of a major breakthrough or discovery (“strike oil”).

While fortune plays a role, Getty implies that those who are consistently industrious and productive will ultimately find a way to profit from their efforts.

So in essence, the message is that sustained effort over time is necessary to create the conditions where breakthroughs can occur, even if elements of chance are also involved.

Birthday: December 15, 1892 – Death: June 6, 1976

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