Why some people become successful? I wondered this same thing and came to conclusion there a common factor. They approach tasks differently than rest of us. I found a quite interesting article, which had defined seven steps of success. First step basically meant that the plan must be done in written. Then you need to define how much money for example you want to achieve. Again what you are willing to give in order to reach your goal. And then set up a timeframe when you should have reached your goal. There where other steps but I think these steps are difficult enough for most of us. I guess the first step is hardest because you have to start from a scratch and set up something tangible. But all in all I think one does need a plan in order to achieve their objectives. It is also easier to put things on paper, rather than trying to hold everything in your mind. If you are interested read more I have include the source below.