What ever you do, do it better than everyone else
listen to the strangest secret by earl nightingale <br />
I started off with this Guideline : The Best salesman in the world sells Nothing but rather creates within the public for the interest to buy the product , P.T. Barnum
The best thing you can do is abandon your desire for success while you're young, find out what makes you happy and do your best at doing that. That's how to really succeed.
Follow your passion, do what you love, be proactive, set realistic goals (write them down), do not do anything contrary to those goals, appreciate the value of things (not the price), have gratitude for what you have, be happy with who you are on the road to where you're going, be polite and practice good manners (it's a simple way to show others you respect them), and have kindness and compassion for other people and living things.
Solid advice. You seem to be unusually well grounded in facts and thought. I bet you are a very successful person yourself.