From Inspired to Action:
Success is most often a by-product of faithfulness.
From "What Agreements Have You Made with the Enemy" by Cliff Young:
Every time we choose to give upon ourselves based upon what someone else tells us or as a result of our fears, we confirm those agreements and they become a greater stronghold in our lives.
One reason many of us don't live up to God's expectations for our lives is because we allow ourselves to accept something less than best for it. We tell ourselves we can't do it, we aren't worthy, it's for someone else or we're "OK" if we don't.