Just because you did not get to your goal and dreams after working really hard in a year, does not mean that you should throw in the towel just yet. Yes, it is frustrating to see those who manage to accomplish what you have set out for in the same number of period or even less, having done the exact things that you did but that is the reality. You certainly cannot control the outcome of anything, more so of someone else. But what you can certainly focus on is increasing your chances of succeeding in the end. Not quitting is a good way to start. You can change the course of how you go about it, or stick it out doing the same thing for a while longer if you truly believe and know with sound reasoning that it will work. Like Tony Robbins said, most people overestimate what they can do in a year but underestimate what they can accomplish in ten years. Think about that. The ultimate lesson is to give your success, goals and dreams time.