There are basically six key areas to higher achievement. Some people will tell you there are four while others may tell you there are eight.
Start with your goals in mind and then work backward to develop the plan. What steps are required to get you to the goals?
Commitment is something that comes from understanding that everything has its price and then having the willingness to pay that price. This is important because nobody wants to put significant effort into something, only to find out after the fact that the price was too high