Very important to note is that we should not allow our past to affect our future. Goals are in no way connected to our past but related to our destiny. Goals are what we want to achieve in life rather than what we think we can get out of life. Our goals should be "SMART" meaning specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time bond. Hold yourself accountable to someone like your spouse, colleague or mentor. This will go a long way to help you not divert from achieving your set goals in life.
Finally fill your mind with positive thoughts; if you think you can succeed, you are right. If you think you cannot, you are also right, it lies in the mind. Hold yourself accountable not forgetting to be responsible in all you set to do. Avoid at all cost to create excuses for not succeeding by maybe blaming your background, circumstances or financial status. For one thing is for sure God has gifted each one of us with talents and abilities to archive our purpose in life. Take advantage with where God has positioned you and affect the world around you positively. Identify what you want in life then lay out an action plan to get there and influence peoples' lives. I believe without doubt it's entirely upon us to utilize what God has granted to us freely. I thank God I attended that presentation to share with you these ideas.