This quote by Sophocles is a tip that success does not come without effort. It is a warning that relying exclusively on luck or chance will not lead to success. It is essential to take action and put in the work to attain our objectives. Without doing something about it, no matter just how much luck or fortune we may have, it will not be enough to bring us success. This quote is a pointer that we should take duty for our own success and not count on luck or possibility. It is a reminder that we should put in the effort and take action to attain our objectives. It is a pointer that fortune can not assist those who not do anything.
"There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures"