If you are successful, no one really cares how. You got there. Let the congratulations pour in.
If you fail, no one really cares what you tried, or what you learned, or what services you rendered to others on the way. You didn’t get there. That’s all.
What matters is: did you reach, or not.
Perhaps that’s why they say the end justifies the means. As long as the end is attained (or even if it isn’t), no one really bothers about the means.