There is no rule book to success. Of course you shouldn’t steal or cheat, but in terms of how you get there is up to you entirely. No need to be anal about an exact formula. If you are working your ass off every simgle day and constantly shipping or putting out ideas, ideas that are worth spreading or talking about, you will win. Obviously it’s not that easy but it is that simple.
Figure out what you love doing, do it, and if people like it, keep going. I can’t sit here and give tactics. I’m still in the beginning stages of my journey. What might work for me might not work for you. Use google and go hard!