The key to success is being able to view all results objectively, rather than becoming disappointed if you do not reach your intended goal.
You always achieve the result that is equivalent to the amount of energy (effort) that has been invested into the desired outcome, and as long as you remain aware of this fact, you will always be able to maintain an objective standpoint on the situation, detached from any emotional distractions.
This, of course, does not mean to be devoid of emotion (compassion) in life, similar to the cold and calculating nature of service-to-self reptilian behavior, it simply means to be the master of your emotions, and not to allow negative feelings, imposed notions of failure, to impede your progress.
For example, the game of poker (without service-to-self intention) is an excellent practice tool for honing the ability to master your emotions, and create your own success, since it forces you to think on your feet in random scenarios in order to achieve the most optimal outcome per trial, and to always perceive life from the positive side.
In the context of the game, this means that it is equally important to know when to raise as it is to fold. One is an offensive move, the other defensive, and although they are opposite actions in the game, they both function as two sides of the same coin.
In other words, although folding could be perceived as a negative action, it is truly not, because you are simply taking the appropriate action in order to achieve the most optimal result, even if that means dropping out of the round simply to negate the possibility of further loss (knowing when to quit while you’re still ahead).
Furthermore, playing poker helps you to practice detaching yourself from the past and clearing your energy, as well as the process of creation, as the thoughts in your head work to manifest physical results right in front of your eyes, and help you to operate freely and spontaneously without fear.
The point of this example is to portray how games, such as poker, function as simulations for the real life game of existence in the third dimensional matrix, because when you can fully utilize the same tactics and discipline as practiced in the simulations in real life, you can learn how to master the art of success.