“The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.” Rolo May
Why are you doing what you do? Are you doing it because everyone else does, or are you part of the minority, that do what they do because they LOVE IT? The success is within you, does not depend upon others, on what they see, or what 'you think' they see. In fair crude and realistic reality very few people care to what really happens to you, in its majority this 'approval' or all the 'critique' is all inside your head only.
The outside environment, or circumstances are just what they are. Don't keep looking for an opportunity to make something out of it, take what you have and create an incredible opportunity.
Success is the progressive realization of a worth ideal.
All you need is to guide your thoughts into actions, and fom there move towards to the things you truly want. Success is not an extra dollar in your bank account, success is to do what you want to do, deliberately.
We become what we think about.
“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them" George Bernard Shaw