Understand that your success won't be determinted just by what's given to you, or what happens to you, but by what you do with all of that -- by how hard you try; how far you push yourself; how high you're willing to reach.
Meaningful achievement, lasting success -- that doesn't happen in an instant. It's not about luck or a sudden stroke of genius. Rather, it's about daily efforts, the choices large and small that add up over time. It's about the skills you built, the knowledge you accumulate, the energy you invest in every task, no matter how trival or menial it may seem at the time.