Each path to success is genuinely unique and there is no common pattern / formula to success but a very few.
Here is the formula i came up with, which sum up most of the success stories :
1) 3 Work * (1 + 2 * Skills + 1 * Luck) = Success
Work and Skills are obvious
Luck : I don't believe in luck, well i believe as a shortcut in Karma and in the fact that you create your own luck. Luck is for me the best way to sum up an endless complexity that could have been put in equation which is taking into account all the path that make you cross the right people, the right customers, because of the choices you made.
This formula doesn't yet reveal the fact that skills comes with work but i swear i'll think on it .
You can put in any way but this formula is one key to success.
There is no luck without work, there is no skill without work, you can succeed without Luck or Skills, there is no success without work!
Skills and luck maximize your success.
** If some of you could corroborate this formula or deny it, i would be pleased to hear about it.