Every accomplishment begins with the decision to try. I'm not at all saying it's going to be easy, but I can guarantee you it will be worth it. The path you thought you were going down might not be the path you end up on, but that's okay. Life is about the journey. We MUST enjoy that shit. Sometimes the universe takes away something good from us only so we can receive something better. Decide what it is you want out of life, and figure out what it is your willing to exchange in order to get it. Establish your priorities and get to work. It might be cliche but in reality, the only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.