This TED presentation is a condensed three minutes of a talk that Richard St. John gives to high school students that usually lasts for two hours. He does do a fairly good job of getting his point across in the limited time, going over the eight steps to become successful:
Passion - Be driven by passion. Do it for love, not money. The money will come anyway!
Work - It's all hard work. Nothing comes easily.
Focus - Focus on one thing.
Persist - The number one reason for our success! Persist through failure.
Ideas - Listen, observe, be curious, ask questions, problem solve, make connections.
Good - To be successful put your nose down in something and get good at it!
Push - Push yourself physically and mentally. Push through shyness and self-doubt.
Serve - Serve others something of value.
To see what Richard St. John means, watch the presentation.