It is somewhat normal to assume that established institutions, our schools, families, and professions are going to get us to where we want to go, achieving our goals and dreams.
The reality is that ultimately how far YOU go -how well YOU do - is dependent on how much EFFORT you are prepared to make on YOUR OWN. Read that sentence again.
No One sees (or cares) about your early mornings and late nights, the study and training, the exercise and diet decisions - building your integrity or accessing resources to grow in your "free" time.
Your personal EFFORT on your own behalf determines the outcome.
Understanding this insures you won't be disappointed.