संस्कृतम्

जीवनस्य लक्ष्यमेव संस्कृतस्य वर्धनम्

उद्यमेन हि सिध्यन्ति

उद्यमेन हि सिध्यन्ति कार्याणि न मनोरथैः।
न हि सुप्तस्य सिंहस्य प्रविशन्ति मुखे मृगाः॥
udyamena hi sidhyanti kāryāṇi na manorathaiḥ|
na hi suptasya siṁhasya praviśanti mukhe mṛgāḥ||

“Endevaours succeed only by effort, not by mere thoughts (wishes);
Animals do not enter the mouth of a sleeping lion.” Further,

उद्योगिनम् पुरुषसिंहमुपैति लक्ष्मीः
दैवेन देयमिति कापुरुषा वदन्ति।
दैवं निहत्य कुरु पौरुषम् आत्मशक्त्या
यत्ने कृते यदि न सिध्यति कोऽत्र दोषः॥३९२॥
—मित्रभेदः नाम प्रथमे तन्त्रे
udyoginam puruṣasiṁhamupaiti lakṣmīḥ
daivena deyamiti kāpuruṣā vadanti|
daivaṁ nihatya kuru pauruṣam ātmaśaktyā
yatne kṛte yadi na sidhyati ko’tra doṣaḥ||392||
—mitrabhedaḥ nāma prathame tantre

Lakshmi goes to the industrious lion-like man;
Only contemptible cowards say that destiny should give;
Overcome your destiny and exercise your internal strength;
If there is no accomplishment inspite of effort where is the fault (who is to blame)?

To end with a note from the Bhagavad-gita:
काङ्क्षन्तः कर्मणां सिद्धिं यजन्त इह देवताः।
क्षिप्रम् हि मानुषे लोके सिद्धिर्भवति कर्मजा॥
—भगवद्गीता ४-१२
kāṅkṣantaḥ karmaṇāṁ siddhiṁ yajanta iha devatāḥ|
kṣipram hi mānuṣe loke siddhirbhavati karmajā||
—bhagavadgītā 4-12

Men seeking fruition of activities worship the gods;
In this world of of human beings, success born of actions follows quickly.
It is worth noting that सिद्धिर्भवति कर्मजा is the slogan of IIT Madras.

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