Anyone can become a highly successful individual. Many people learn the wrong way to become successful. Many people depend on external factors, when success is attain by internal factors. Becoming a better version of your self is what it takes to be successful. Common sense is not always common practice.
Highly successful people always strive for more. These people read a lot of books and try to attain more knowledge in other ways. Attaining new knowledge will give a person a different perspective of the world. When that person starts to look at the world different that person will start to see a lot more opportunities. Then, that person can take action that will lead to success. Reading books is very important. A person can attain knowledge in hours what it took the author years to find. Reading more and learning more will put you ahead of the rest, in business or in your personal life. Most people do not consistently seek to learn more.
Reading books and learning more will give a person the knowledge, skill and desire to achieve his or her dreams. Knowledge is what/why to do a task. Skill is how to perform the task. Desire is the motivation to take action.