If you want to reach the peak, you must first start at the bottom.
Whether in sport/fitness or in life/profession we all want to achieve success (travel anywhere in the world, make lots of money, win the World Championship, win an Olympic gold medal, etc). However, in order to get there, what you do will determine how high you go/how much you achieve.
There are no gimmies, no handouts; if you want to be the best you have to put in the hard work/dedication to get there. Don't look for shortcuts, or the easy path. Think strategically rather and plan how you "expect" to get to the top.
Set micro goals, but still have your mind on the bigger goal/s. Sooner or later the hard will pay off and you will reach the peak.