Success comes from a combination of these components within us. Dreams are the unfulfilled hopes that are stored inside us. Desire is the spark that initiates action. Direction is the focus of that action on the outcome. Dedication is the intestinal fortitude to overcome inevitable obstacles.

To become successful, you must break down each of these components, analyze your performance relative to each of these functions on a continual basis, and make changes that keep you on target. Over time you will find that this habit becomes ingrained and you will become one of those people who “are just successful at everything they do”. The secret is that these people only do what they are passionate about. Otherwise, the emotional strain of such introspection would lead to burnout and surrender.