In my studies to pin down the attributes which make some more succesful than others I have found there 4 that seem to come up all the time. Here are the attributes that, in my opinion, are the foundation necessary to achieve success in any endeavor:
* Integrity-Being honest with all people.
* Discipline-Applying self-control
* Stability-A supportive spouse
* Hard Work-More than most people
Of course there many more which are helpful and some might argue are more significant. In my opinion the four attributes are the basic foundation upon which everything else is built on. Another thing that comes to mind is "The Golden Rule" which encompasses all of the above attributes and much more.