To become successful, you gotta be committed to it.
Being committed to something means that you got to live and eat and sleep it.
Other things will be secondary in the interim basis.
But do u have something to fall back to ?
Because when you are totally committed, you gotta dare to fail.
And how to become really daring to fail ?
You need something to fall back to.
My answer is that you gotta look for something abstract as the falling back cushion. Such as being a nice person, being sincere, truthful, caring and etc.
If you are already committed to something such as religion, marriage and etc, you are already successful. The rest are only secondary.
I found a blog entry through a friend who puts it in a different way..