Realistically analyse your strengths and weaknesses. As a matter of interest, people generally list more weaknesses than strengths, especially women (nice things those!). Too often people discount their accomplishments and focus on what they haven't been able to do.
Making money in itself is not success, but rather a by-produc tof success. Most successful people use technique of visualisation to foresee ideal outcomes. If you can foresee getting your desires in mind, then you can get there in body.... at least I think so!
"As a man thinketh so is he." (the Bible) Haven't I got that one in already?
Success or failure is not a matter of luck. The key ingredient is a winning attitude, together with PERSEVERANCE andcommon sense.
Your attitude determines your destiny:
Remember to stick at a task when things don't go right. "When going gets tough, tough get going", as my dear father used to tell me often. Did it work though with me? All successful people have true grit and stickability, as well as natural ability. The winner is often person who gets up one more time than they are knocked down. You will hit attitudes in others who say 'you can't do it'. You have a choice then: a) To remain convinced that you can do it. b) Stay with their attitude and quit yours.
All world's greats would never have been great if they had listened to opinion of even their closest friends. Caruso, world's greatest tenor, was told his voice sounded like a tin can. Thomas Edison, inventor of motion pictures, was advised that no-one would pay to listen to sound coming from a screen. Edison told Henry Ford to give up making cars and work for him instead and make millions. Marie Curie was told to forget about radium. Laurence Olivier was told by friends to give up acting. Benjamin Franklin was told to stop fiddling with lightning. People told Johnny Weismuller (Tarzan) that no-one would ever beat his fifty swimming records. His 1936 world record was qualifying time for 1972 Olympics! Attitudes of time said his records could never be beaten. Now 12 year old girls regularly beat his times.
Christopher Columbus took 14 years to raise funding for his ships and crew before setting out on his explorations. The science and culture of day had said that world was flat. However, Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain had faith in Columbus. With that faith and money behindhim, Columbus took just six months to discover New World.
In same way, a "flat-world mind-set" can limit our thinking and lead to mediocrity. In same way that you can train fleas to jump a certain height in a bowl, when you take away bowl, they still do not jump higher than learned height.
Our mind can tie us down and limit us, so that mediocrity becomes our destiny. Negative attitudes get cemented in concrete.