Fortune favors the brave- The saying goes like this, success belong to those who are willing to take risks. Success belongs only to the brave and courageous. History is full of mention of people who have rewritten history through their courage and valor- Alexander the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte, Julius Caesar, Chhatrapati Shivaji and so on.
A popular saying goes, "Attitude defines Altitude." It is the attitude, passion and motivation that determines the extent of success which a person can achieve. A person must develop a winning and optimistic attitude which is indispensable for success. It is the attitude that motivates a person to work hard in the right direction.
Another popular saying goes, "Victory is not just crossing the goal line; rather it is the process of crossing the opposition and then reaching the goal line. What it means is that success is not an abrupt phenomenon, it is as culmination of process marked by long and relentless struggle. Take the example of Abraham Lincoln. After facing a series of failures and defeats he went on to hold the most prestigious office that of the President of the United States.
I would like to conclude with the words quoted by William Jennings Bryan, "Destiny is no matter of chance, it a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."