Create a vision for your life and do not allow your environment, the people around you or past circumstance determine how you execute your dream. Stay focused. Ever so often rather than staying focused on what is important people allow naysayers to cause them to question their judgment and as a result lose confidence. One key element in achieving success is believing that it is possible. We all have something to offer the world. Your contribution is important. Challenge yourself to reach for the stars.
The first step towards success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.