Just because there are thousands of websites, blog posts, books and podcasts talking about what those successful people, organizations or businesses did to succeed doesn't necessarily mean that this is the rule.
As a matter of fact, you'll only hear about the exceptions.
And never about the rule.
Even though the exception is probably one in a million.
And for every exception there are millions of others out there that did the exact same thing and it didn't work out.
So try to make sure to not base your actions and decisions on being one of those exceptions.
Because it's very unlikely that you're one of them...