Discipline and drill will always win the day. Talent and flash mean nothing without consistently applied effort.
Now if I could just get around to actually swallowing those words…
Much has been made of outward sharpness; clothes, cars, houses…but those symbols are to impress other humans. Constantly though, I see well-dressed, appearance-oriented people fail to show up on time, fail to fulfill resolutions, fail to go through the sacrament of daily discipline. I place emphasis on consistent, sustainable results—not dress, and not even action. I believe results are attained by communicating with the Universe through quiet demonstrations of exactitude: Being on time, on target, with the right gear. Day after day after day. Daily discipline. Daily precision. If the job doesn’t get done, then there damn well better be a good lesson that comes from it.
The other stuff? That’s just icing on the cake.