The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the promptings of a brave, determined spirit.—Mark Twain (1871, by Mathew Brady; Public Domain)
One hundred people could be given a book on the secrets of success. Fifty would discard it as rubbish and not even finish it. Forty more would appreciate the messages being delivered. The remaining ten would internalize and adopt the teachings, stoking their own internal fire until success was achieved.