If you carefully study the lives of successful men and women, you will notice that there has always been intense and intelligent preparation for the success which followed. Knowledge, efficiency, concentration, thoroughness, and similar skills require long hours of practice and study to develop. The only powers you can bring into use at a critical time are those you have been developing, consciously or unconsciously, in advance of their being needed.
Success is not accidental but logical, the practical result of properly developed and applied abilities. The hour or more you devote daily to diligent study, quiet meditation, and intelligent preparation, will play a vital part in determining the degree of your success when the opportunity presents itself.