The American Dream represents hope for people around the world. Many great-grandparents and grandparents blazed the trail to the shores of America to give the gift of possibilities to their children. This ability to make the impossible possible has an exact success recipe.

Follow the Recipe

Have you ever prepared a dish that did not turn out well? Perhaps an ingredient was left out or improperly substituted for another ingredient. Perhaps you followed the steps of the recipe in the incorrect order. Like any recipe, the Recipe for Success has a specific order and number of ingredients that must be used. The recipe can only be enhanced when the basics are included.

People generally want immediate results. They want get-rich-quick short cuts. Television shows document the everyday lives of...