Adopt a "burn the boats" mentality. When you have decided to do something, go after it as if there were no other options. Get rid of the safety net and go for your dreams. You ALONE are responsible for life. Setting your mind on what you want will bring you passion. It will lead you to overcome by searching for solutions as opposed to settling for what's easy. Mind set is putting on the blinders so you have tunnel vision for the path ahead of you. It means turning a deaf ear to criticism. It moves forward out of conviction regardless of what others may say.