We have all been fooled.
There is no such thing as an overnight success.
Overnight celebrities made mistakes, failed, got rejected, lost in other contests, and lost their "one shot" until they finally emerged victorious one fateful night.
Instant millionaires came up with crazy ideas, failed in multiple projects, and even declared bankruptcy until one crazy, persistent idea became a big hit.
One big act or a single event does not lead to success. It is not a one-shot thing. It's not one big Eureka! moment which solves every problem you have. It's a series of Eureka! moments.
Success is figuring things out little by little. Success is about building momentum. Success is failing, but never giving up.
Perhaps the most important thing is that success is believing in yourself and your ability to figure things out. Albeit little by little.