It is common to look for success stories and then follow what worked for someone.
When you do what worked for someone else, it may not work for you, because there is no one path for success.
A person may have had unique experiences, background, circumstances, and skills and because of that the path they chose worked for them.
You may not have the same experiences, background, circumstances, and skills. So when you apply what worked for them, your success outcomes may vary.
So this approach is not dangerous, but risky for sure. Beaude you may spend years following someone and doing what they do and still come out with a different outcome and varied success.
Better to look for patterns across stories and then putting the most common patterns to practice. This way you’ll reduce your downside which is very smart.