Focus, concentration, endeavour, planning. All of these things are needed to reach any height, obtain any position different to where you are currently.
Realize that anyone who has anything in this life has obtained it through some effort of some kind. Even in supreme creation, what I call creating from a purely meditative state, takes training, discipline and attention to obtain the necessary state of mind.
Everyone has put in some form of effort somewhere, and where they are is defined by the effort they contributed. This is a good reminder.