People often cite the outliers of any circumstance as inspiration for their endeavors. And that’s cool. Anything that gets you to taking action, in my opinion, is useful.
The challenge is, everyone thinks he’s going to be the next exception. What’s funny is, the fact that you’re thinking it is the exact reason why you’re the rule.
You’re not the exception until you’re the exception, i.e., until you’ve achieved it, free and clear. Talking about it and thinking about it are the rule.