If you try to avoid the work by looking for all of their “keys” you’re only wasting time, procrastinating, and letting yourself down. And here’s the thing, I can’t guarantee that putting the work in will mean you’re going to succeed. But not putting the work in does mean you’ll fail.
There are always things one can optimize about how one does the work, different ways to approach a given challenge. Those are helpful to learn, but they won’t matter a bit unless you actually do the work and implement them.
There’s another reality here: just because something worked for someone successful, doesn’t mean it will work for you. The only way you’re going to find that out is to do the work and find out.
Guess what? You’re probably going to fail. A lot. And that’s ok. If you’re not failing, you’re not learning. Which is also a part of doing the work.