Do results happen right away? Well in my experience, no. That's where you have to have faith. You can analyze your actions and decide to take different actions if your gut feels you're not on the right track; but the key is you're still in motion, you haven't given up.
Get educated, seek advice, read books and yes learn from others; but don't procrastinate! Act now and make things happen. Sometimes things will come your way faster than others, but one thing is certain, nothing will change in your life if you do nothing.