Make a success of living by seeing the goal and aiming at it unswervingly.
If you have nothing else to do, look at yourself and see if there isn’t something close at hand that you can improve. It may make you wealthy, although it is more likely it will make you happy.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound. Rebuild those plans and set sail once more toward you coveted goal.
By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you want to be.
Working hard overcomes a whole lot of other obstacles. You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, and you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people.