"Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction." ~ John F. Kennedy
It is not enough to have courage and to expend all your energy and effort each day without first having a sense of purpose and direction. Without that kind of blueprint plan - it's kind of like a ship without a sail going along aimlessly in life and being tossed to and from with the stormy winds of life. Start with having a clear understanding of what your purpose is in life. Write down your vision of how God has revealed to you that your life should be, and depend upon Him each day for the direction in which He would have you to go.