Two Latin quotations

Labor omnia vincit.

Alea Iacta est.

“Hard work conquers all.” Virgil said it more than 2,000 years ago.

“The die is cast.” Attributed to Caesar, having crossed the Rubicon.

Here is how I am tying these together today: Most of the year, I follow the first quotation. Work work work. Just like the governor in Blazing Saddles, OK, maybe not like that. But you get the point: Hard work conquers all.

As we get to the end of 2021, the second quotation needs to be more prominent. It is not the time to try to squeeze in a ton of stuff in the last couple weeks of the year and do a half-baked job of it. The die is cast for this year, and so it is rapidly getting to be time to relax, regroup, and get cracking when 2022 arrives.

Novus annus.

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