You don't need "10 tips for success" and you certainly don't need "5 secrets to get rich" What you need is one thing. If you follow this one thing, everything else will happen automatically. This will be your motor, your captain, your compass, your everything.

Instead of saying it myself though, I'm going to let some other people say it for me:

Listen, the work is behinds the scene. The competition is the easy part. Behind the scenes is where all the work is done and where everything is done to get to that one race that you need to.
— Usain St. Leo Bolt
Each time you show up to work and work hard and do your best at everything you can do, you’re planting seeds for a life that you can only hope will grow beyond your wildest dreams... you’ll see that fortune favors the bold who get shit done.
— Sophia Amoruso, CEO of Nasty Gal
There is no substitute for hard work.
— Thomas Edison
Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. This improves the odds of success. If other people are putting in 40 hour workweeks and you’re putting in 100 hour workweeks, then even if you’re doing the same thing, you know that you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve.
— Elon Musk
The hard work definitely paid off and hard work always does.
— Gabby Douglas
If you think that you’re going to go and accomplish something really special or be the best at something in the world and that you’re going to do it without working, you’re making a mistake. No matter what I did... it always took a lot of work and you have to make a lot of sacrifices. If you’re not willing to work hard, forget about it.
— Arnold Schwarzenegger
I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.
— Margaret Thatcher
People don’t understand that when I grew up, I was never the most talented. I was never the biggest. I was never the fastest. I certainly was never the strongest. The only thing I had was my work ethic, and that’s been what has gotten me this far.
— Tiger Woods
Formula for success: Rise early, work hard, strike oil.
— J. Paul Getty, American industrialist and oil magnate
I very often watch young people sort of meander around without any idea about why they’re doing what they’re doing. To want, to be ambitious, to want to be successful, is not enough. That’s just desire... dedicate every breath in your body. “
— Kevin Spacey

It's easy to see celebrities and think that their life is easy. It's not. When you look at their stories, some of them had it easy but most of them worked really, really hard. Some, like Brad Pitt, took terrible salaries for their first big roles. They let the directors and production companies take the payday while they clawed their way into fame.

Is acting easy? Well, after I quit my job I moved to Thailand to live cheap and build Do.List and while I was there I took a job as an extra on a movie that was being filmed in Thailand. I was on set for three days. The first day was 10 hours on set, the second was 16 hours, and the last was 14 hours. I watched big name actors do take after take in the middle of the hot jungle. I never heard a single complaint.

At one point I was sitting across from an actor who's been nominated for the Emmy Award for Best Actor and for an Oscar. We were both in the hot sun, sweating but the fan was pointed at me. I asked him if he wanted me to turn it towards him. "No thanks, I grew up in this kind of heat."

The extremely famous, like Jonah Hill, fought hard to climb as high as they have. Hill was famous when he offered to get paid $60,000 for Wolf of Wall Street. Why? He deeply admired Martin Scorsese and was willing to work for the lowest wage the actors union would allow, just to get a role in the film. With fame and wealth, he didn't have to take a challenging role that paid 100x less than his normal roles.

After going 12 innings against the Astros the Red Sox were scheduled to play the Braves the next day. After the late game they had go to the airport and fly to another city. They got to the hotel at 5am. To let them rest, the coach pushed pre-game practice to 3pm. Dustin Pedroia decided not to wait for the 3pm bus, took a taxi, and was at the park by noon.

Before Pedroia was a star, scouts said he didn't have the physique to play second base. He didn't have the look of an athlete. Nonetheless, he worked harder than anyone else, got his chance, and got MVP of the year. He's one of the best and most respected names in baseball. Doubt. Disadvantages. Met with work ethic.

Never let yourself or anyone you care about believe that hard work will not change their life.