The self-improvement world has always been rife with posts, books, videos and seminars on "how the successful do it". It's easy to forget a simple truth that there is no standard pattern or definition for success.
As writer Joshua Millburn points out, learning from traditionally "successful" people isn't wrong, but it's incorrect to say that they have the model figured out:
Instead, I denounce the ideology that says that working every waking hour is the template of success. It's not. Success is perspectival; it doesn't have a template. Aaron Levie is successful because he's doing what he wants to do with his life, and he's contributing to the lives of others (his company employees nearly 1,000 people). However, a stay-at-home dad can be just as successful.
How you define success can greatly influence how you go about getting it. If you want to be a video game designer, following in the footsteps of the CEO of a paper company will be a poor fit. When learning how to achieve your goals, define what success looks like for you, then seek people to model your habits after.