There is always a formula for something. Be it a success or failure. You could either learn it the hard way, through your own experience or from other people. There are always clues that a story leaves behind. And it is up to you to decide what to do with them. If you want to be a success, repeat successful actions. Do not spend time trying to find a short cut or an easier way to reach your goals. The action steps are already laid out in heaps. You can retrieve them in a variety of formats. The only work left to do is actually carrying them out.