Know What You Want. If you have a clear idea of what you want, then everything will fall into place. Michael Scofield clearly knew what he wanted: to get his older brother out of jail. Once he was sure of that, the plan started coming together.
Plan Really Well. One of the reasons why Michael succeeded (fictionally) in breaking out of Fox River Penitentiary was because he spent a year planning everything. His attention to detail paid off, particularly when he had to adapt his original plan to what was happening.
Never Give Up. Michael is driven by his very sincere desire to save his brother. And I’m sure he knows that if he gives up at anytime, it’s all over. The lesson here is to never give up, because quitters will never achieve their goals.