First, we must know what it is we are looking to achieve and then we must commit to doing whatever we can to get results. From taking a hard look at our own behavior, our circle of friends, even our financial stewardship and being brave enough to acknowledge the errors and pitfalls that may be holding us back.
Next, once we know where the potential for sabotage lies we must do everything in our power to enact changes that will help us overcome or circumvent such sabotage. Whether that's seeking professional help from a financial adviser, Life Coach, or making new personal/professional connections, the responsibility is ours. Complaining and comparing our lives and lack of success to others apparent meteoric rise to success is a pointless waste of time and energy. Even the smallest of steps can start our lives on a completely new trajectory.
Finally, once a decision has been made and the course is set we must be brave enough to withstand the barbs & arrows of naysayers. No one will have your same vision, just as no one has your same life, so while it can be helpful to seek feedback and support from your trusted friends or business acquaintances only YOU can make the final decision about the actions you'll take to make your dreams come true. One of the bravest things we can do is to "keep our head [focused on our goals] while all around others are losing theirs".
Whatever your goal or dream of success looks like get up every day, turn your face toward the sun, put one foot in front of the other and bravely strike out toward your finish line.