If you can do only one thing to improve your situation, make sure to work harder on yourself than anything else. Before you can contribute and be a part of the larger space, you need to be ready. Only when you are, will you be able to successfully share your light with others. Working on yourself can take a lifetime but by consciously doing so, you will make better choices. External factors are usually out of your hands. But yourself, that is something you can always have a say in. So work harder on yourself. Be better than you were.