All of a sudden, I realize it is all about what I want. The first step to be successful can be as easy as deciding that you want to be successful. Then, make a feasible plan with lots of help. Coincidentally as I am thinking about this, a good friend at work send me info on developing personal life time goal - http://www.personal-development.com/
I do agree with Ben Franklin (1706 - 1790): "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."