Prescriptions work until the placebo runs off. If you've ever followed someone else's formula, you've experienced its vulnerability. The path may work for a while before the magic wears off.
The road to success is individual. No person's rise to the top is the same. There are too many variables at play — your wealth, health, nationality, and network.
The only way to emerge from the shadows is to make fresh footsteps. Don't be the extension of someone else's story. Write your own instead.