September 4, 2010

"80% OF SUCCESS IS TURNING UP!" (WOODY ALLEN)

DO YOU AGREE WITH WOODY OR IS HE BEING UNDULY SELF-DEPRECATING?
HOW MUCH, DO YOU BELIEVE, IS SUCCESS IN LIFE DUE TO BEING SIMPLY IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME? AND NOT, ERR, TALENT?

Do let me know! And Happy Labor Day Weekend to all my dear readers in the USA!
And Happy Six Word Saturday! Other great posts @ Show My Face. And see you again for Ruby Tuesday!
Mwah!
XOXO LOLA:)

19 comments:

Jim said...

I like Woody, and pretty much agree with him. It works for me.
Too, because Woody was married to one of our Houston girls for a while, André Previn's daughter, Soon-Yi Farrow.
Happy 6WS! :)
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Michelle said...

Works for me too-usually!

Holly said...

Word veri's *prophet*!Haha

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

being anywhere in the right place at the right time is just that....how could anyone go wrong with that logic?

Texas Longhorns

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Jan said...

Adore Woody - he's too modest about his talent!

Mike said...

Woody's got logic on his side AND huge talent! A win-win situation!

Ricochet said...

Staying awake while you are showing up would be part of the 80%. (says the cynical teacher)

French Fancy... said...

Yes - I do agree with him and for me the man can do no wrong. I love all his films especially Annie Hall and Manhattan

xx
bisous

Heavenly Housewife said...

I'd say its more half and half. You got to be in the right place at the right time. But once you're there, you got to back it up with something.
Have a wonderful weekend daaahing.
*kisses* HH

Tracey said...

I think he's right.. but if you don't have talent.. your stuck! But I do believe that if your going to be successful, you need to be ready and have the talent you "think" you possess to take advantage of every situation!

Georgina Dollface said...

I heard this quote about 6 years ago and I now use it as an affirmation when I am stuck or unmotivated. I tell myself "start by showing up", and then everything begins to fall into place. To me, it is about being present, in the moment and ready to seize whatever life has to offer. - G

tania said...

I think the above comment hits it on the head - turning up is so important and then taking advantage of opportunities...

Pondside said...

He's right - to a point. Haven't we all been in the right place with people who haven't got a clue?

ladynimue said...

maybe not 80 !! but majorly it is :)

Call Me Cate said...

If you don't show up, I guess you don't have any chance. But I think there's also more to it than that. However, math was never my strong subject despite showing up regularly. ;)

Thanks for playing 6WS.

soulbrush said...

I do agree, because in turning up, you can become involved and achieve something- if you stay home in bed- you get nothing. good 6worder today.

Someone Is Special said...

Wow! Superb Six Words..

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Nora and Lola,

Great six word Saturday post and thanks for sharing.
So true to be in the right place at the right time, but then you have to be able to back it up with what you do with it. Many thanks for coming to visit me.

Hope that you are having a lovely weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Berlin said...

I don't know who this is but I believe that sometimes being in the right place at the right time does work =)

Have a splendid day,
Berlin