Those that are successful are masters of preparation. The success they have achieved does not come as a surprise to them, because they have been preparing for it. In the financial sector, preparation can be learning how to save, spending time investing small amounts, or just studying trends as they relate to their specific field.
No successful person would be where they are without being consistent. Doing something advantageous to gaining success once will not lead to continued success. In order to be truly successful it is imperative that the behavior and actions that led to the initial success are repeated. Without this repetition, the likelihood of continued success is greatly diminished.
These three attributes are by no means all that it takes to be successful. However, making a point to always practice these three methods of living will certainly go a long way towards ensuring future success in all ventures, not just those involving business.