Try emulating the 5 characteristics identified by Grant Cardone, in his article, “The 5 Things Successful People Do That Others Don’t” to achieve long-lasting success.
These aren’t earth shattering revelations- just common sense. I would think the one characteristic mentioned that needs to be present or none of the others will be, is to “Exercise Incredible Drive”. If you don’t have the drive; if you are comfortable and feel safe doing what you’re doing even though you say you want to move ahead, you won’t. In my mind if you have and Exercise Incredible Drive, you will set goals that will get you ahead, you will take calculated risks and do whatever else it takes to achieve those goals. You also won’t make excuses. You will turn things that don’t turn out right into learning experiences and use those experiences in your future endeavors.
Be honest with yourself – do you have the drive to succeed?