The person who is struggling has a head of thoughts that are like a field of rambling sheep; they wander off in every direction, and he does nothing about it.
The person who is succeeding is the good shepherd; no matter how many times his thoughts (sheep) stray, he calls them back to go his way. A thousand times they stray; a thousand times he calls them back.
Success on the outside begins with being sure your inner thoughts have direction, which requires that your thoughts align with your achievement-perceptions. Some call that “taking the high road.” In that case, taking the high road is making sure you’re being a good shepherd before you start on your outer journey.