There is not really a secret to success if you just observe and think about it. Those who achieve success simply just work harder than those who did not. Working harder includes working smarter and all of that. Please do not get sucked into the rigid dichotomy of those two. They are not of different sides despite popular belief. Let us be honest with ourselves and ask if we have actually worked hard enough to achieve our goals and dreams. Because the inconvenient truth is that many of us have not, really. So instead of finding short-cuts, blaming everything else, calling foul, putting it on luck, face the honest truth. You just need to work harder. Those who succeed do indeed work harder. The question is, just how bad do you really want it?