You see, deep down you already knew that was the answer. No such formula exists. To achieve, to progress, to conquer and to grow requires blood, sweat and tears. It requires you to use your time to the absolute best of your abilities. It requires you to feel pain like you've never felt before. It takes dedication and the willpower to say no to that party, say no to that snow-day, no to that holiday, no to weekends, no to half days.
We are not telling you it will be easy; but it sure as hell will be worth it.
Defy the odds, smash that ceiling and annihilate the competition.