If you want to be successful, do this. Represent an idea. That is how you stand out from the rest. That is how you succeed. You decide what that is and you do your hardest to make your life’s work a representative of that idea. It is by no means an easy task. And it usually is a lonely road. But that is just how it is. Few would choose to go down that path. It requires a lot of sacrifice and being separated mentally and socially from most people, even your loved ones. And even that does not guarantee that you would succeed but you would have done what most people wouldn’t have, and that is already an accomplishment on its own.