Unfortunately no one can go back to the past, however the future is for you to make use of it. Here is a strategy that will almost work for anyone who have the thirst to build wealth and excel in their career.
1. Always learn, learning never stops, the pie chart for learning always grow. (Legitimate Certifications)
2. Embrace constructive criticism from a valid stand point of view and according to the situation. (Trust Worthy Source)
3. Find friends within the objective in life e.g:- Commerce Chamber, Sorority, Religion, etc. (Healthy Competitions)
4. Take initiative in growing physically and spiritually. (Mind and Body)
5. Time management is the key.
6. Never give up, it's a world of the strongest. (Mentality, Power of Will)
7. Don't be gullible. (Professionals)
8. Putting mind and body is the only way to achieve your goal. And keep spiritual activities to the minimum.
All the best!