Fundamentalism of anything can be your worst enemy. While it may seem comforting to completely subscribe to the ideas of others, you are not that person. Let their ideas come into contact with yours, think about it, and throw away what is not useful. Beating your head against a wall in the attempt to be someone else usually ends in close to zero productivity.
The masters and innovators aren’t masters and innovators because they copied someone else. Steal, borrow, emulate (to a point), but don’t lose yourself in the process. Being true to yourself means experimenting with what works, and getting rid of what doesn’t.
Just because someone hasn’t done it before does not mean you can’t be the first.