Using a Thunderbolt adapter may require the use of a second adapter, from Thunderbolt 1/2 - Thunderbolt 3, depending on the output of the first adapter and the port on your laptop.
If you are using this hardware make sure to verify that your laptop natively supports Thunderbolt 3. This means that your Thunderbolt support is built directly into the motherboard. This does not include computers with a Thunderbolt adapter or add-in card. A good indication that your computer natively supports Thunderbolt is if it has a built in Thunderbolt port, as seen in the image below: