Its good to have role models and most successful people have a mentor, also it has been recommended that it is best to follow in the footsteps of those who have achieved what you seek to attain.
So there is no need to re-invent the wheel, Napoleon Hill with the suggestion of Andrew Carnegie went on to interview over 500 millionaires to find a success formula that could be understood and used by the average person.
This is how he formulated a philosophy of success.
In the book, Think and Grow Rich, and the law of success concludes that the principle is to join or form a Mastermind Group.
So if it is comprised of a small number of people dedicated to the achievement of one or more goals. Working in positive harmony, the group is able to accomplish more than the individuals could.