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Byline: Cord Cooper
1One of the surest ways to achieve success? Create your own breakthroughs. Though it's true that progress often comes in small steps, some of history's most successful people have moved forward in quantum leaps -- creating opportunities out of situations other people missed.
The key is developing a breakthrough mind-set -- making a habit of mining opportunities, Jay Abraham writes in "Getting Everything You Can Out of All You've Got." Abraham is a motivational coach whose clients include executives at Microsoft, Charles Schwab, Citibank and IBM.
"People who make breakthroughs are always …