Whenever a successful person is asked (and its usually business people or sports people that are asked) something along the lines of "What is the key to reaching the top?" the same answers are always dished up; hard work, persistence, passion, commitment, having a dream and wanting it enough. You know the sorts of things, and they are all probably true enough.
"Don't believe those various sports stars who say you can achieve anything as long as you want it badly enough. Most people who try to succeed fail- and those who are driven to get to the top are usually miserable when they get there. Instead we should devote ourselves to doing what we love to do or feel we are meant to do."
Sage advice, Mr. Hamilton.