Virtue of the Week: Enterprise

Using ones talents as a means of earning ones livelihood.

— Enterprise, 03

En┬Ěter┬Ěprise
a project undertaken or to be undertaken, esp. one that is important or difficult or that requires boldness or energy: To keep the peace is a difficult enterprise.
a plan for such a project.
participation or engagement in such projects: Our country was formed by the enterprise of resolute men and women.
boldness or readiness in undertaking; adventurous spirit; ingenuity.
a company organized for commercial purposes; business firm.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.Thomas A. Edison
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.Robert Frost

The Farmer and His Sons

A farmer, being at death’s door, and desiring to impart to his sons a secret of much moment, called them round him and said, “My sons, I am shortly about to die. I would have you know, therefore, that in my vineyard there lies a hidden treasure. Dig, and you will find it.” As so on as their father was dead, the sons took spade and fork and turned up the soil of the vineyard over and over again , in their search for the treasure which they supposed to lie buried there. They found none, however: but the vines, after so thorough a digging, produced a crop such as had never before been seen. There is no treasure without toil.