“Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.” – Oscar Wilde
Success is assembling certain components of thought and action in a certain order. “Failure” is what you get when you have the wrong components, or the wrong order, or both. Either way, you get results. Just keep tweaking until you get the results you want.
Whatever you want, can be had, if you do what is required of the result.
Whatever you have, is what you’ve created by virtue of what you’ve done (or done half-heartedly). Without action there is nothing, other than what you end up with. (The former is created through action, the latter, apathy and fear of action; the former is preferable 99.9% of the time).
And, whatever anyone else has done, can be done by you, if you only do what is required, in the proper order, with the requisite enthusiasm.
[I think this post just ended up being a bunch of related statements. I hope that’s okay.]