If you watch people who have become successful over time in any field requiring sophisticated thinking, you will find that they develop habits and follow simple rules you can pick up fairly easily if you are perceptive enough. Here is one of my favorite to kick off your week:
Sharp Minds Do Not Cut Corners
This will mean different things in different contexts of course but you most certainly know what it means in your own life and work. Keep your mind sharp by completing every task according to what is required and those tasks will build a momentum that carries on to greater tasks and more rewarding challenges- and to the success you have been chasing. It has worked for many others for many years and it will work for you too. Guaranteed.