Once I heard Swami Shukbodananda during his program about 'ABCD' for success. If you feel success in life is the result of luck or destiny please don't read further. 'A' stands for 'Attitude'-the lens through which you see the World which influences all your actions there after. Attitude is like the root of the tree. Attitude is nothing but our own preformed opinion about everything without even evaluating it in details. If my attitude for spirituality 'it is for old people' then I will ignore all other inputs. B-stands for belief which is the outcome of Attitude. Belief does not demand verification; for example 'Presence of God'. C -commitment is the willing ness to take actions and the evidence of it. This is the outcome of belief. D-Dedication is the consistency of actions which is the result of Commitment. Many time one time action may not produce any result and you may have to sustain your efforts. Hence ABCD is a series of cause & effect functioning together finally bearing the fruits of our life. If you have not made much progress materially or spiritually then check out your attitude which may be wrong.
With all my Herat