For want of self-restraint many men are engaged all their lives in fighting with difficulties of their own making, and rendering success impossible by their own cross-grained ungentleness; whilst others, it may be much less gifted, make their way and achieve success by simple patience, equanimity, and self-control.
Genuine success is never meant to come to you on a platter of gold/silver. Yes, you ought to either create it yourself, work it out yourself, go for it proactively/courageously/unyieldingly or you associate with those who are already successful and who are willing to act as catalysts towards the actualization/realization of your own prospective genuine success.
God's plan for you is concise. He (God) plans to transform all your so seemed failure into enviable success, your disappointments into appointments, your setbacks into comebacks, your misfortunes into fortunes, your disgrace into grace, your mess into mercy, your obscruity into fame and your poverty into riches. Oh! Yes, that's just what he (God) intends to do/achieve for you eventually . And he can/will do all that and even beyond all that.
Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.
He was, first and last, the born fighter, to whom the consciousness of being matched against a great adversary suffices and who can dispense with success. Life for him was an adventure, perilous indeed, but men are not made for safe havens. The fullness of life is in the hazards of life. And, at the worst, there is that in us which can turn defeat into victory.
He who endeavors to serve, to benefit, and improve the world, is like a swimmer, who struggles against a rapid current, in a river lashed into angry waves by the winds. Often they roar over his head, often they beat him back and baffle him. Most men yield to the stress of the current... Only here and there the stout, strong heart and vigorous arms struggle on toward ultimate success.