#1 NOBODY OWES YOU ANYTHING
In a perfect world, we would all have had supportive and loving parents, family members, friends, and coworkers. But right now, although things are the best they have ever been, they aren’t perfect. Realizing this is the first step to escape the Whiner’s crutch. If you are one of the many who are single-handedly fighting your way out of poverty and/or a disadvantaged background, success will be all the sweeter. Hopefully, you were fortunate to encounter at least a few people and programs that were helpful, but the truth is that you ultimately control your destiny. People find success and happiness from every background and walk of life. Although many individuals have enjoyed the benefits of a great upbringing and education, unfortunately, nobody is automatically entitled to it in today’s society. And showing resentment and anger against all of society for the injustices you suffered (or perceived you suffered) will do nothing to make you happy and achieve your goals. Making yourself or others miserable won’t solve the problem. Instead, develop a strategy and plan that will ultimately make you content.