Being successful is a way of life rather than a choice. All your actions should reflect greatness if you aspire to achieve excellence. So, it doesn't matter what your ultimate goal is, the first step toward achieving success is developing the proper positive mindset. The key to great success in life is one's state of mind. The way we think has an immediate and decisive impact on the results we get, rather than the other way around. Our thoughts are the driving force behind our actions and choices.