I'll let you in on the secret to success. The truth is, there is no secret, just show up and do the work that needs to be done. Don't get distracted trying to keep up with everyone around you. Don't dwell too much on the past, and don't spend all of your time worrying about the future. Keep your head down, show up every day and work as hard as you can. If that doesn't bring you success, then at the very least it will bring you respect.