What is success to you?
In my opinion, one of the things that make success is to rise above the average and be a role model for others in your area of expertise.
Now let's do this together to try to see what really can bring you closer to your goal.
Think of 5 persons you look up to.
You can't think of any 5? Come on, 5 persons that you remember, someone that has done something you think is impressive. Maybe a celebrity, athlete or just 5 persons you know and would really like to meet or take a lesson from.
Okay, I assume you did it, now we should at least have a few persons that you're thinking of.
Most people do the same things, day after day and never leave their comfort zone. They hope that some event or some person will come and change their lives. I'm going to tell you the truth. This is not going to happen. You can not do the same things over and over again and expect different results.
If we take an example; an athlete trains every day with his or her training partners, does nothing more, just the same, regular things every day and hopes to become a professional one day. What this is going do for this athlete is to make him equal to everyone else, not better.
This is not the way. The athletes that are leading in their profession are the ones that spend extra hours training while others fool around. They study how to eat the right foods for the best performance, how they can be more flexible, stronger, faster, how they can prevent injuries and every little detail that will help them get an edge in the sport.
The athletes that do that will get better than the rest, they stand out. They do things that are not "normal".
So what I'm saying is that if you want to stand out, you have to do those extras, spend time on getting to where you want to end up. Don't wait for it just to happen while you do the same regular things as others.
Nearly every single person that is leading in their game or profession is doing things that most aren't doing. So if you feel like you are doing the same regular things as everyone around you, chances are, that you won't beat them in the long run. The 5 persons you thought of before, are most likely not living life like you or large percentage of the world, they all do the extra little things that make them the best at what they do.
Be different, be obsessed, put in extra work and rise to the top.