A few days ago I posted about learning from other peoples failures. Using other peoples failures is a great way to ensure your own success because it will keep you from making their mistakes (you’ll make different ones).
The problem with just concentrating on failure is you don’t feel sufficiently motivated to build a successful enterprise. Success stories are quite useful to ensure you will be sufficiently motivated to keep up with your new enterprise.
I just stumbled across this interview where they are talking to 3 of the youngest and richest entrepreneurs in the United States. These people started out young and without the assistance of millions of dollars. Founding successful companies because they worked hard, had great ideas and the focus to see them through.