Most people fail because they lack a clear goal or purpose. Their desires cover the entire field of life and whatever they get comes their way by accident. Millions of people are the beneficiaries of blundering luck.
Take a look around and you will find countless examples of how an Ultimate Purpose has transformed poverty to wealth. People who at one time, were of no value to society, have become indispensable.
The person who is indispensable owns the situation.
The soul that resolves to will an Ultimate Purpose makes an imperious call on the nature of things. Most of us understand that the individual must adjust himself or herself to life, but few perceive the greater law.
Life is forever engaged in a struggle to adjust itself to the individual.
All that is required is that you treat life with some degree of dignity and that you make your demands in a state of mind where your Ultimate Purpose is your highest priority. Everything else is secondary.
This is an excerpt from Dynamic Will: The Most Powerful Force in the World.