Don’t invest time in trying to prove to yourself how wrong “they” were. Or how far “they” fell from excellence.
Prove to yourself how committed you are to become better. Grow in your strengths. Overcome your weaknesses. Run for the prize. You set your standards. Keep them high.
Live with no regrets. Push yourself towards excellence. Discipline is not easy or joyful – but it will set you apart.
Don’t look back to “them” for validation. Don’t look back and fret. You’re not going that way any longer.
Set your goals high. Becoming better is the way.