Has life ever shown you that the right to fail is as important as the right to succeed? If we didn't have bad weather, we would never appreciate sunny days. One hardly ever values his good health until he becomes ill. And I have never known a successful man or woman whose success did not hinge on some failure or another.
There is a old saying which goes, "It is impossible to succeed without suffering. If you are successful and have not suffered, someone has suffered for you, and if you are suffering, without succeeding, it is so that someone may succeed after you. But there is no success without suffering."
Success in the world, any kind of success, is like a universal college degree. It can only be earned by following a certain course of action for a definite period of time. It is impossible for real success to be easy. Success also follows a kind of natural selection. Only those individuals who are willing to try again after their failures, those who refuse to let defeat keep then down for long, those who seem to have some strange inner knowledge that success can be theirs if they just stay with it long enough, finally win their diploma in life.
Most men and women who have earned success will tell you that often, just as they felt they were finally reaching the point in life on which they had set their hearts, the rug was pulled out from under them and they found themselves back at the starting line again, and not just once or twice, but many times.
Thus only those of patient persistence are rewarded. But those who do not achieve great success in life are by no means failures. They are successful in their way because they have what they really want. They simply did not want great success enough. They're happy with what they've got - and there is nothing wrong with that.
To make great success, decide definitely upon what you considered success to be for you. Then work at it twelve to sixteen hours a day until you had achieved it. And when you wasn't working at it, to think about it. By doing this, you could reach your goal in perhaps five years of so. However, to achieve success, you must force yourself back on the track every time you strayed off, realizing that failures are as necessary to success as an excavation is to a basement.
Each of us is given two powers. The first one is the power to act. In order to act, we must do it IMMEDIATELY, EXCESSIVELY and WITHOUT EXCUSE until we make it. If we do these three things we will then be granted the second power, the power of momentum. I discovered these principles when I was in my mid twenties. And so by applying them I became a millionaire when I was thirty three. There is no mystery to it. Just the ability to believe and achieve.
Everybody has an equal chance to be successful, there is no exception. All it takes is the ability of knowing what you want and dare enough to get it. Successful people are dreamers who have found a dream too exciting, too important, to remain in the realm of fantasy. Day by day, hour by hour, they toil in the service of their dream until they can see with their eyes and touch it with their hands.