In a study conducted by Marketdata Enterprises, Americans spend $549 million on books to help them be successful in life. Most of the buyers are repeat buyers. It is amazing how much time and money we spend on learning how to be successful when it is really so easy to understand.
For me, I go back to the lessons that my Dad taught me and how to live my life according to those principles. He taught me to be a man of integrity and honor and to be a man of his word. He believed that a man should be paid a good and fair wage for hard day's labor. He taught me to respect those around me and to help whenever and whomever I can. My Dad lived those principles daily. Each is forever ingrained in my heart.
David, like my Dad, gave his son, Solomon, advice on how to be successful. Very simple principles that we should heed as well. He told Solomon to obey and follow God and to keep his commands and laws. If he did those things, Solomon would be successful in all things. Solomon followed those principles and was very successful.
Observe the requirements of the LORD your God, and follow all his ways. Keep the decrees, commands, regulations, and laws written in the Law of Moses so that you will be successful in all you do and wherever you go. 1 Kings 2:3 (NLT)