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Yagati u'Matsati Ta'amin || יָגַעְתִּי וּמָצָאתִי - תַּאַמִין || Hard Work Pays Off


יָגַעְתִּי וְלֹא מָצָאתִי - אַל תַּאַמִין
לֹא יָגַעְתִּי וּמָצָאתִי - אַל תַּאַמִין
יָגַעְתִּי וּמָצָאתִי - תַּאַמִין

“If someone says: ‘I have worked hard but I have not been successful,’ don’t believe him. If someone says: ‘I have not worked hard and I have been successful,’ don’t believe him. If someone says: ‘I have worked hard and I have been successful,’ believe him!”

"אָדָם לְעָמָל יוּלָּד" = Man was born to toil [work hard]

Hashem is good and wishes to give us good things. However, He wants us to earn what we have. We will feel much more fulfilled if we know we have worked hard and deserve a reward. True success therefore comes only if a person has worked hard.