Success of Man in this World
The reason when sought (required) would be that though both of them possessed equal knowledge and wisdom but the former had immense (huge) self determination and a strong willpower, as compared to the latter. It is due to the strength of the will and a strong sense of self-determination that one person is more successful than the other person. It is due to the strong sense of determination that a person is able to overcome the difficulties and hardships of life in a better manner as compared to the other person who lacks it. Then there is no doubt that the secret of the success of a man lies in the fact that, a person should endeavour (attempt) or work hard to strengthen his determination and willpower. The willpower of a man should be stronger than the high mountains. Now let us see which factors can assist and help a person to strengthen his resolve.
Strengthen the Willpower
In order to strengthen the will power man will have to acquire some knowledge, and this knowledge means discovering the self; as to what is the reality of a man, how many powers remain hidden in a man of whom he is unaware. Unless a man is made aware of his hidden abilities, how can you expect him to strengthen his resolve and commitments? Thus to strengthen his willpower and resolve a man will have to acquire knowledge, which is again about man himself.
There are many hidden powers in human beings, and one among those many, is the power to perform good deeds. Man wishes to perform good acts, and by doing good works a man feels satisfied and happy. But at the same time there is an opposing power in man that stops him from doing good deeds and works.
For example, if someone sees a child who is in reality starving is a beggar, has nothing to eat, and wear. Then on seeing or hearing the plight (troubles) of such a child, a man would want to help the child in need. And by helping that child he would feel satisfied (pleased) and contented that he has been able to help someone. But as soon as he thinks of helping the child he hears an inner voice which might suggest; there are other people who are even more privileged (fortunate) than myself, who can help this child. Why is it only obligatory on me to help this child? Similarly such negative thoughts and notions (ideas) enter our minds, that it might be a fraud and deception (cheating) to secure money. The situation is that one power is insisting to perform the good deed, while the other power makes us hesitant (doubtful) and forces us to stop.
In human beings are found opposite powers which, means that one power wants to do well, while the other power stops from doing the good acts. It is in such situations, that a battle begins between these two forces. The will- power of a person can be judged and truly estimated, and no doubt it is a continuous and a never ending battle. Thus in a man can be found both Godly attributes and the Satanic or devilish attributes.
The Satanic power never appreciates kind deeds and the Godly forces never favour injustice (unfairness), and oppression. A war is always waging among these forces. Some people admit their defeat before the devilish powers and as a result become the slaves to the devilish wishes and desires. There is no strength in the resolve of the people who are slaves to the worldly desire. On the contrary those people who wish that their Godly powers should not be defeated, they always want to be successful in this war, and subsequently (later) as they achieve success in this war, and their willpower is further strengthened.
For example, a person wants to become a big doctor, wants to serve humanity and by helping people he wishes to attain the assent (consent) of God so that his life and the hereafter is successful. However, to become a big doctor one has to work equally hard and put in a lot of research work. His bad soul or the unreasonable appetite (desire) of the soul tries to distract (divert) him in many different ways. For example, he is attracted towards watching a drama or a movie, or it involves him in some sports, or he simply wastes his time in idleness (laziness) and wandering about. The point is that the bad soul or the ardent (passionate) desires of a man get pleasure in useless pursuits, such pursuits which, are of no use, either in the present world or the hereafter. But on the other hand the good side of the soul is disturbed (bothered) by these useless acts, thus a conflict (difference) between these forces begins here. The good side approaches man with the resolve to work hard to become a great person and as a result of this, acquire the benedictions and the assent (agreement) of his Creator, by helping the cause of humanity. However all this is going to be possible only when a man has control over the devilish powers and as he succeeds in this war his willpower is further strengthened.
The conquest (invasion) goes on when the devilish forces attract a person to useless activities like watching a movie, but at the same time the Godly powers makes him realize that by watching a movie it would not benefit him neither in the world nor in the hereafter, it is merely (simply) a wastage of time. The most precious thing in the world is time, which should not be wasted. In the same way the bad soul attracts the man for going to the club, but the Godly power questions; what would be the benefit of going there it would only be a loss of the world and the hereafter? What will be the use if you went there and drank? It would only harm your heart, liver and wisdom, or if you got involved in other indecent acts it will be only a waste of precious things like money and time. If once or twice a man hampers (impedes), or refrains from these acts, then as a result of this the power of his resolve is strengthened. Moreover success is the ultimate (final) reward of this strong resolve and willpower.
Among the many criminals that you see around, one thing, which is common among them, is that every criminal detests (dislikes) and hates the crime itself.
Therefore, a thief would never want his son to be a thief; an assassin (killer) would never wish that his son should also be a murderer. The point is that a criminal hates crime himself, but he himself cannot leave crime because his willpower is not strong enough to resist the negative forces. To strengthen one’s resolve is essentially fundamental (basic) for all human beings both in the material and the spiritual (divine) context. A person who smokes is well aware of the damages of smoking that it is a loss of money as well as health but he does not stop smoking because his willpower is so weak that he cannot bring an end to it despite (although) being aware of all the harms and injuries. Similarly in some acts there is the pleasure or the delight of the forbidden, wrong things. The important question is that people who have such weak determination that they cannot leave simple act of smoking, how can they be expected to leave those wrong acts in which they enjoy the ecstasy (joy) or delight of the forbidden things.
 Hosea 12:6 (Bible). Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep kindness and justice, and wait for thy God continually
 Proverbs 11:23 (Bible) The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath
 Psalms 106:3 (Bible). Blessed are they that keep justice, And he that doeth righteousness at all times
 Peter 5:8 (Bible), Be sober, be watchful: your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour,
with Thanks To Maulana Jaan Ali Kazmi