Achieving good results comes from haveing will-power. This will result in fully following the guidance. The Sahaba achieved will power. They were able to become a world power in-spite of the four powerful nations surrounding them, The came from a Bedouin lifestyle and after entering Islam they became model human beings by two things the Qur’an and As-Salah.
The power of the recitation of the Qur’an affected all the people around them. We cannot get anywhere without having the Qur’an in our hearts like the Sahaba did.Allah (SWT) knows this is the best way for us to progress. One way to become a person with will-power is to do Qiyam-Al-Layl (The night worship). This Surah Yunus talks about Prophets (AS) who run out of steam, when we run out of steam we should turn to Salah, including Qiyam for a recharge.