My Definition of success: Success is the fruit of a trained human spirit dominating the body through a renewed mind.
By the way, know that you can train your human spirit just like you can develop your intellect or your muscles. You grow on what you feed on.
Meditation–This is akin to storing and rehearsing the Word of God in your mind again and again. It is like planting the seeds of God’s thought in your heart and let your consciousness grow it. This is like the cow chewing the cod. Take five to ten minutes thinking over the word of God especially the areas that is related to your goal. Find Scriptures that relate to your challenges and soak yourself with the ideas of God concerning those areas. Do it at least twice a day–morning and night. In meditation, God talks to you but in prayer, you talk to God. Whatever you program into your heart is what comes out of your mouth.
Obeying the Word
When I read the Scripture, “… Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on… for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things” (Matt. 6:25,32), there was a footnote in my Bible which referred me to Philippians 4:6. It reads, “Be careful for nothing….” Another translation of this reads, “Do not be anxious about anything.” In other words, don’t worry about anything. Place everything in God’s hands.
I said, “Lord, how can I live like that? I can’t live without worrying!” My mother and grandmother were champion worriers, and they had taught me to worry.
Fasting–This is another powerful way to build your human spirit. You must live a fasted life if you must see success with your fasting. Do you know why we fail? The flesh and its desires are what cause our failures.
When you fast the spirit man dominates. Subsequently, there is increased business intuition, revelation knowledge, opportunity awareness, money making ideas, creativity, breakthroughs, protective aura, favors, and breaking of demonic strongholds and bad habits. Thus, roadblocks to success are removed.
Fasting brings the body under subjection and lets the spirit nature dominate.