This is a quote that I have seen several times, it comes from James Allen, who of course wrote the book, As A Man Thinketh. It is something that I know to be true in my life, and is probably true in your lives as well. Here is the quote:
"You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration."
The older I get the more that I realize that I really do control my achievement. That isn't to say that it wouldn't have been nice to have been born into wealth, but I wasn't. Where I land in the world of achievement is really up to me!