When you bake a cake, you have ingredients: sugar, flour, butter, baking soda, eggs, milk. You put them in a bowl and mix them up, but this does not make a cake. This makes goop. You have to put them in the oven and add heat or energy to transform it into cake, and the cake looks nothing like its original ingredients.
So go ahead and bake your own success. Take and mix your circumstances, challenges, dreams, failures, goals, skills, frustrations, knowledge, background, experience and create something wonderful. Add some imagination, determination, persistence and hard work to fuel the dream. Soon you will bake your own success and no one will be able to tell how you did it.