It's your path, so don't fuck it up! (but if you do, that's OK too)
Learn from others, but don't try to emulate their successes. Yours will be different.
Learn from others' mistakes, but don't try and replicate their solutions. Yours will be different.
Your path is your path. The signage is unique, the surface is unique. Sometimes rough, sometimes smooth. Your perception makes it so.
Can you see what others see, exactly as they see it? The answer is "no", so follow your own path and create your own reality. Connect with others along the way. If you focus on the passion and talents you are laden with, you will attract the right connections.
This isn't a science. There are no set answers.
This is your path, so don't fuck it up! (but if you do, that's OK too)