Many of the admonitions, tips and tricks that lead to a successful outcome are true; notice I said many and not all. There is one element that is overlooked and although it may not sound great it really is one of the most important assets you can have.
It is simply this.
People who are really successful are a combination of many traits, experiences and situations that are too complex for anyone to orchestrate. You are who you are. Finding out what works for you is the key to your success; not being able to mimic the habits of people who are living out a life that is quite different from your own.
Yes you can use those tips and tricks but only in a way that is consistent with your goals and desires. My career in design was a result of my observations in the fourth grade. I had no idea at the time what was taking place but a few skills I learned from one of my fellow students was the catalyst for a future I could never have imagined.