The only place where success comes before work is a dictionary.
Success does not just appear. Success requires effort. If you look around at successful people and believe that they received good things while sitting around watching TV, you are sorely mistaken. You have to get off the couch and out into the world in order to begin walking the path toward success.
If you want to be successful, craft a plan, stand up, and do the work to follow it.
This summer is a great time to begin this work if you had a less-than-stellar school year. They say that athletes are made in the off-season; students are too. Build skills this summer that will lead to your success during the next academic year.