Be patient, if thou wouldst thy ends accomplish; for like patience is there no appliance effective of success, producing certainly abundant fruit of actions, never damped by failure, conquering all impediments.
Bear in mind, if you are going to amount to anything, that your success does not depend upon the brilliancy and the impetuosity with which you take hold, but upon the ever lasting and sanctified bulldoggedness with which you hang on after you have taken hold.
Believe Big. The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. Remember this, too! Big ideas and big plans are often easier -- certainly no more difficult -- than small ideas and small plans.
Challenges are precursors to success i.e. challenges are substances from which successes are made of. Yes of course, genuine success is often meant to be achieved out of a challenge. So, it's high time you imbibe that. Because, until you imbibe the above fact. That's when you will stop misconcepting or mistaking challenges.
Challenges are success catalysts in disguise. Yes of course, a catalyst is an organic substance that speeds up a chemical reaction. Similarly to that, challenges are catalystic in nature. Because, they are meant to quicken one to succeed in life and not at all for him or her to fail. Thus, do take up all your challenges. Because, they are for your good or betterment.
Cultivate your curiosity. Keep it sharp and always working. Consider curiosity your life preserver, your willingness to try something new. Second, enlarge your enthusiasm to include the pursuit to excellence, following every task through to completion. Third, make the law of averages work for you. By budgeting your time more carefully than most people you can make more time available. Does the combination of curiosity, enthusiasm, and the law of averages guarantee success Indeed it does not ... Success in the final analysis always involves luck or the element of chance. Louis Pasteur grasped this well when he said that chance favors the prepared mind.