When the lottery started in Illinois, a man mortgaged his house for $60,000 and bought 60,000 tickets to win one million dollars.
He didn’t realize that he had 60,000 chances to win and 3,000,000 chances to lose. He won a few thousand dollars, but had that big mortgage (438,000 in today’s dollars).
I was 34 when I finally figured out what work I wanted to do. I developed software and never had a project fail.
I pushed my trainees to be more than THEY thought that they could be.
You are absolutely correct.
Be grateful for what you’ve got, use what you have wisely, and hopefully, you will find a mentor to help you along.