I believe that opportunity looks a lot like hard work… When I was 13 I had my first job with my dad carrying shingles up to the roof. And then I got a job washing dishes at a restaurant. And then I got a job in grocery store deli. And then I got a job in factory sweeping Cheerio dust off the ground. And I’ve never had a job in my life that I was better than. I was always just lucky to have a job. And every job that I had was a stepping stone to my next job and I never quit my job until I had my next job. And so opportunities look a lot like work.
~ Ashton Kutcher
My brother and I were just discussing recently how we found it odd that Ashton Kutcher was cast as Steve Jobs given that most of Kutcher's career has been spent playing the doofus role in movies. Then Kutcher goes and absolutely nails it in his speech at the Teen Choice Awards.
Hopefully this message reaches some teens and parents because it's a message that's sorely lacking in society today.