Use a mental camera to record each step you take during a 24-hour period and then analyze how you do things in your life. You might be surprised at how much time you waste in a day. When you add up all those seconds, imagine all the years you have wasted in your lifetime—you can never go back and salvage them. All you can do is make the most of the time you have right now.
The only person you have to prove anything to is yourself. You need to find the success you seek right now. That is an order! If you are tired of taking orders, become your own boss. You might not need a mentor, but you should want one. No one can be successful in isolation.
Whenever you fail to take the next step, consequences apply. Use time to your best advantage to help prevent stress and lead to the achievement of your dreams.