Step 1) How bad do you want it?
Step 2) If you want it bad enough, you will figure the rest out.
Seriously, that pretty much covers it.
Of course this can broken down into an infinite number of variables and possibilities, all of which you will be left to decipher in real time. And you will be faced with new questions to answer at every step of the way, of which some will seem to have no answer at all. But at the end of the day, it still all comes down to steps 1 & 2.
The one who wants it the most wins.