If you must attain the level of success you desire, there are two crucial things you must invest in. The two must be invested religiously and tenaciously.
They are: TIME - MONEY
You invest no time and invest money, you will burn big.
Whatever you think you want to be successful at, invest in these two things and you reap big.
MONEY- Someone is asking how can I invest money when I don't have much? I've said severally how I had to sell so many of my personal belongings, (my car, part of my business, etc) to invest in my initiative 9INETEEN. My response is, whatever you can give up to keep pushing until you attain success, then do it. Those gadgets, things that could go out of fashion and all sell and with time you will be able to acquire much more.
TIME- I believe that the most valuable thing in life is TIME. You invest it wisely, you reap the dividend. Invest your time in studying and acquiring more knowledge on your field. Don't try to cut corners, be patient to grow into it. There are certain things you may not have control over, but your time is totally in your hands.
Review how you spend your time. There are 168 hours in a week (7×24). Hours spent in school or at work. Hours spent commuting. Hours spent getting ready. Hours spent eating. Hours spent sleeping. Hours spent with family/friends. Hours spent on a hobby. Hours spent exercising or lousing around. Hours spent getting educated formally or informally. Hours spent relaxing. Total = 168 hours.
What you do with your seconds, minutes on a daily basis determines what happens with your hours.
Make a commitment to invest your money and time wisely.