Success rarely comes to those who sit and wait. It almost always happens to those who earn it. Over my life I have met many a young man, from a poverty community, who erroneously thought that success was a matter of a lucky break. That somehow, someone was going to give them a shot at something big and the money would begin to rain down.
First of all, what is success? Define it. In order to achieve a goal one must know what the target is. This will be crystal clear if one develops a simple plan on how to achieve this goal. Keep the plan simple. Life will bring complications and as you adjust to adversity your plan will change. Above everything else, you must be determined. You must want this goal more than the critics believe their criticisms.