The most important factor in determining an individual’s success in life is simply Time Management. Obviously, intelligence, knowledge, and sometimes luck are important, but they have little value if they can’t be focused on opportunities as they arise.
The fact of life is much like the ocean: it is stormy at times, commonly choppy, and occasionally smooth as glass. Those that wait for smooth water moments are at a serious disadvantage to those that take action and seize opportunities with little regard for the condition of the “ocean”. These individuals are in control of their time, energy, and focus.